Using Prosody to Spot Location Mentions

Gerardo Cervantes, Nigel Ward


Identifying location mentions in speech is important for many information retrieval and information extraction tasks; here we explore the use of prosody for location spotting. While previous work has explored the use of prosody for spotting named entities, including locations, the specific value of prosody for finding locations in spontaneous speech has not been measured. Using the Switchboard corpus and LSTM modeling we obtain above baseline performance. Further, we identify specific prosodic features that tend to mark locations in American English


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-187

Cite as: Cervantes, G., Ward, N. (2020) Using Prosody to Spot Location Mentions. Proc. 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020, 915-919, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-187.


@inproceedings{Cervantes2020,
  author={Gerardo Cervantes and Nigel Ward},
  title={{Using Prosody to Spot Location Mentions}},
  year=2020,
  booktitle={Proc. 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020},
  pages={915--919},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-187},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-187}
}