EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Evaluation of PROS-3 For the Assignment of Prosodic Structure, Compared to Assignment by Human Experts

Olga van Herwijnen, Jacques Terken

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands

This paper describes the results of an evaluation of PROS-3, a system that assigns prosodic structure to text on the basis of the output of a syntactic parser. In order to evaluate the performance of PROS-3 as such and in combination with a revised algorithm for prosodic phrasing, we compare it to the prosodic structure as assigned by human experts. Also, the results of a perception experiment are presented, which show that listeners have the same preference of prosodic realization as we would expect on the basis of the comparison of the prosodic structures as assigned by PROS-3 and by human experts.

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Bibliographic reference.  Herwijnen, Olga van / Terken, Jacques (2001): "Evaluation of PROS-3 for the assignment of prosodic structure, compared to assignment by human experts", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 529-532.