ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2008

Word Category and Prosodic Emphasis in Dialog Modules of Speech Technology Applications

Christina Alexandris

Department of German, University of Athens, Greece, and Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) Athens, Greece

The prosodic behavior of word categories in Modern Greek is observed in relation to two keyword-based Speech Technology applications, namely for a Speech Recognition system in the healthcare domain for task-oriented dialogs intended for senior citizens and for the prosodic modelling of utterances produced by a Conversational Agent in a dialog system for consumer complaints. Word categories are evaluated and classified in the two applications, in respect to the types of words contained in each category, their relation to keywords and their effect on the user.

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Bibliographic reference.  Alexandris, Christina (2008): "Word category and prosodic emphasis in dialog modules of speech technology applications", In ExLing-2008, 5-8.