ExLing 2010 - Third Workshop on Experimental Linguistics

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2010

Human-Computer Interaction Systems and Elderly Users: Linguistic Specifications for Prosodic Modelling

Christina Alexandris

Department of German, University of Athens, Greece

The present linguistic specifications and language-independent parameters for prosodic modelling aim to provide a general framework for facilitating both the construction and the evaluation processes of the Dialog Interface of Human- Computer Interaction Systems in Service for the Elderly and the related prosodic modelling. The proposed specifications target to the features of Comprehensibility and User-friendliness in the spoken output and the overall safety, efficiency and reliability of the System's performance.

Index Terms. comprehensibility, user friendliness, prosodic emphasis, speed rate

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Bibliographic reference.  Alexandris, Christina (2010): "Human-computer interaction systems and elderly users: linguistic specifications for prosodic modelling", In ExLing-2010, 5-8.