Speech Prosody 2004

Nara, Japan
March 23-26, 2004

Accentuation and Interpretation

Hans-Christian Schmitz, Bernhard Schröder

Institute for Communication Research and Phonetics, University of Bonn, Germany

Optimal accentuation of a sentence involves accentuating a minimal set of words which in a given context suffices for understanding the entire sentence. We propose a model of the interpretation of incomplete or not entirely recognized utterances. Using this model, we determine which constituents of an utterance have to be accentuated given a certain context.

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Bibliographic reference.  Schmitz, Hans-Christian / Schröder, Bernhard (2004): "Accentuation and interpretation", In SP-2004, 317-320.