13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Portland, OR, USA
September 9-13, 2012

Visualizing Tool for Evaluating Inter-label Similarity in Prosodic Labeling Experiments

David Escudero-Mancebo (1), Eva Estebas-Vilaplana (2)

(1) Department of Computer Sciences, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
(2) Department of Modern Languages, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain

This paper presents a technique that allows us to detect similarities among prosodic labels used to describe pitch accents within the ToBI framework. The inter-label proximity is determined empirically as a result of the evidence obtained in contingency tables of inter-transcriber agreement tests and in the confusion matrices used in automatic prosodic labeling experiments. This tool may be useful to decide which labels can be grouped together when a simplified representation is required.

Index Terms: Prosodic labeling, ToBI pitch accents, tonal representation

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Escudero-Mancebo, David / Estebas-Vilaplana, Eva (2012): "Visualizing tool for evaluating inter-label similarity in prosodic labeling experiments", In INTERSPEECH-2012, 2382-2385.