Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Microprosodic Study of Isolated French Word Corpora

Philippe Langlais

IDIAP, Switzerland

The present contribution aims at inventoring the microprosodic phenomena already abundantly described in the past for languages such as English and French (see [1] for a commented review of these studies). We propose to measure their usefulness in an automatic processing and also to estimate the expected confidency of microprosodic "corrections" - at least in an automatic way - by studying each parameter separately and by presenting statistical distributions of the different phenomena measured on isolated french word corpora uttered by several speakers.

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Bibliographic reference.  Langlais, Philippe (1995): "Microprosodic study of isolated French word corpora", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 2055-2058.