Speech Prosody 2002

Aix-en-Provence, France
April 11-13, 2002

Towards a Linguistic Validation of a Prosodic Generation Model

Albert Rilliard, Véronique Aubergé

Institut de la Communication Parlée, Grenoble, France

This paper deals with an approach of prosody evaluation and modelisation, tested together a prosodic model and a prosodic generator, to produce a compared diagnostic of their linguistic competencies. Three evaluation experiments are succinctly described. The first one consists in an online measurement by listeners of the prosodic quality; the second one uses tuned stimuli to test the differences perceived by subjects, and the last one uses delexicalised stimuli to present separately a pure prosodic stimulus and a syntactic stimulus. Their efficiency and disadvantages are analysed along a compared analysis of their results.

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Bibliographic reference.  Rilliard, Albert / Aubergé, Véronique (2002): "Towards a linguistic validation of a prosodic generation model", In SP-2002, 607-610.