Speech Prosody 2012

Shanghai, China
May 22-25, 2012

Providing Linguists with Better Tools: Daniel Hirst's Contribution to Prosodic Annotation

Céline De Looze (1), Na Zhi (2), Cyril Auran (3), Hyong-Sil Cho (4), Sophie Herment (5), Irina Nesterenko (6)

(1) Speech Communication Lab, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
(2) aboratorio di Linguistica, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy.
(3) Laboratoire Savoirs, Textes, Langage, CNRS & Universités Lille 3 & Lille 1, France.
(4) Microsoft Language Development Center, Portugal.
(5) Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Aix-Marseille Université, France.
(6) Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), France

Among Daniel Hirst's contributions to speech prosody, this article addresses those concerned with the development of automatic tools for prosodic annotation. One of Daniel's concerns has been to facilitate the task of phoneticians and linguists involved in developing efficient rules for the analysis and synthesis of speech prosody. This presentation describes some of his innovative and fruitful contributions for the analysis of the prosody of natural languages.

Index Terms: prosodic annotation, tools, form~function, analysis by synthesis, MOMEL-INTSINT, IF, ProZed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Looze, Céline De / Zhi, Na / Auran, Cyril / Cho, Hyong-Sil / Herment, Sophie / Nesterenko, Irina (2012): "Providing linguists with better tools: Daniel Hirst's contribution to prosodic annotation", In SP-2012, 615-620.