Speech Prosody 2008

Campinas, Brazil
May 6-9, 2008

Prosodic Word Grouping with Global Probability Estimation Method

Qing Guo (1), Jie Zhang (1), Nobuyuki Katae (2)

(1) Fujitsu Research and Develop Center China, Beijing, China
(2) Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan

In this paper, a global prosodic word grouping probability estimation method is proposed. By using some statistical probabilities of four kinds of lexical word position types, the optimum prosodic word grouping path of a sentence can be obtained with the dynamic programming approach. In addition, some statistical and rule punish or encourage strategies have been used to improve the accuracy of prosodic word grouping. Lastly, experiment results and discussion are presented.

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Bibliographic reference.  Guo, Qing / Zhang, Jie / Katae, Nobuyuki (2008): "Prosodic word grouping with global probability estimation method", In SP-2008, 71-74.