5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Estimating Prosodic Weights in a Syntactic-Rhythmical Prediction System

Philippe Langlais

LIA, Avignon Cedex 9, France

This paper concerns the study of information derived from the melodic, temporal and intensity characteristics of the material to be recognized in a speech recognition system, in French. More precisely, it describes experiments we achieved at the suprasegmental levels with a system that outperform automatic correlation between prosodic labels and linguistic organization of a message to decode. Firstly an overview of the system is described along with the results of experiments carried out to determine which prosodic indexes are best-suited for syntactic and rhythmycal prediction.

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Bibliographic reference.  Langlais, Philippe (1997): "Estimating prosodic weights in a syntactic-rhythmical prediction system", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 1467-1470.