8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

Accent Assignment Algorithm in Hungarian, Based on Syntactic Analysis

Anne Tamm (1), Kálmán Abari (2), Gábor Olaszy (1)

(1) Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
(2) University of Debrecen, Hungary

This article presents the results of the research aimed at developing an accent assignment system for Hungarian. Two methods are compared. The shallow method targets local and short-distance factors that determine accent; the deep (syntactic) method targets long-distance influences (such as focus). Neither of the methods alone results in absolutely satisfactory output; frequently, however, mistakes are complementary. The article presents the problems and solutions of both methods.

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Bibliographic reference.  Tamm, Anne / Abari, Kálmán / Olaszy, Gábor (2007): "Accent assignment algorithm in Hungarian, based on syntactic analysis", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 466-469.