5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

An Annotation System for Melodic Aspects of German Spontaneous Speech

Christel Brindöpke, Brigitte Schaffranietz

University Bielefeld, Germany

This article presents a phonetically defined annotation system for German speech melody, whose descriptive units cover the perceptive relevant pitch movements. The units for the melodic annotation are based on a model for read German utterances. The implementation of our descriptive melodic units as part of a recently developed labelling and testing environment for melodic aspects of speech allows a comfortable and intersubjective application of the melodic units for the annotation of speech. An experimental evaluation by a rating-experiment secures that the melodic units describe spontaneous speech as adequately as read speech

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Bibliographic reference.  Brindöpke, Christel / Schaffranietz, Brigitte (1998): "An annotation system for melodic aspects of German spontaneous speech", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0352.