Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

Analysis of Polish Segmental Duration with CART

Stefan Breuer (1), Katarzyna Francuzik (2), Grazyna Demenko (2)

(1) Institute of Communication Sciences, Dept. of Communication, Language and Speech, University of Bonn, Germany
(2) Institute of Linguistics, Dept. of Phonetics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Segmental duration was investigated in a database of Polish read speech (from one male speaker). The material was labeled automatically and then manually verified. The dependence of phone duration on a set of features was verified with the CART algorithm. The duration phenomena were analyzed in relation to syllable, foot and phrase structure. The results showed the need of segmental as well as suprasegmental modeling for the analysis of segmental duration.

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Bibliographic reference.  Breuer, Stefan / Francuzik, Katarzyna / Demenko, Grazyna (2006): "Analysis of Polish segmental duration with CART", In SP-2006, paper 264.