Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

Prosodic Boundaries in Spontaneous Russian: Perceptual Annotation and Automatic Classification

Irina Nesterenko

Department of Phonetics, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia and Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France

Perceptual experiments with French and Russian speaking subjects were used to locate intonation phrase boundaries under different experimental conditions. Once inter-listener agreement had been evaluated, we built an automatic predictor based on human boundary/no-boundary judgments and then evaluated how well the predictor behaves. This predictor operates on acoustic features and we looked for an optimal combination of features to mimic perceptual experiment results.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nesterenko, Irina (2006): "Prosodic boundaries in spontaneous Russian: perceptual annotation and automatic classification", In SP-2006, paper 110.