Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 17-21, 2006

/nailon/ - Software for Online Analysis of Prosody

Jens Edlund, Mattias Heldner

KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

This paper presents /nailon/ - a software package for online realtime prosodic analysis that captures a number of prosodic features relevant for interaction control in spoken dialogue systems. The current implementation captures silence durations; voicing, intensity, and pitch; pseudo-syllable durations; and intonation patterns. The paper provides detailed information on how this is achieved. As an example application of /nailon/, we demonstrate how it is used to improve the efficiency of identifying relevant places at which a machine can legitimately begin to talk to a human interlocutor, as well as to shorten system response times.

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Bibliographic reference.  Edlund, Jens / Heldner, Mattias (2006): "/nailon/ - software for online analysis of prosody", In INTERSPEECH-2006, paper 1557-Wed3WeS.6.