ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013

Modeling durational incompressibility

Andreas Windmann, Juraj Šimko, Britta Wrede, Petra Wagner

We show how incompressibility, a well-described property of some prosodic timing effects, can be accounted for in an optimizationbased model of speech timing. Preliminary results of a corpus study are presented, replicating and generalizing previous findings on incompressibility as a function of increasing speaking rate. We then introduce the architecture of our model and present results of simulation experiments that reproduce the results of the corpus analysis. Results suggest that incompressibility can be interpreted as a consequence of trade-offs between competing requirements of production efficiency and communicative efficacy.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013-362

Cite as: Windmann, A., Šimko, J., Wrede, B., Wagner, P. (2013) Modeling durational incompressibility. Proc. Interspeech 2013, 1375-1379, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013-362

  author={Andreas Windmann and Juraj Šimko and Britta Wrede and Petra Wagner},
  title={{Modeling durational incompressibility}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2013},