Sixth International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2009)

Florence, Italy
December 14-16, 2009

Prosody Features Analysis

Jana Krutišová, Jana Klečková

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic

Prosody is a set of non-verbal features by which a speaker exhibits his attitude, his idea and his emotions. In a verbal communication it helps to understand one another. A production of a speech and therefore also the prosodic characteristics depend on the physiological characteristics of a voice organ. These characteristics depend not only on sex or age, but also on the quality of a voice organ. This paper describes an idea to use suitable tools for storage and multidimensional analysis of prosody features. This work has been partly supported by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic in the National Research Programme II- project 2C06009.

Index Terms. verbal communication, multidimensional modeling, prosody

Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)

Bibliographic reference.  Krutišová, Jana / Klečková, Jana (2009): "Prosody features analysis", In MAVEBA-2009, 33-34.