10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

Developing an Automatic Functional Annotation System for British English Intonation

Saandia Ali, Daniel Hirst

LPL, France

One of the fundamental aims of prosodic analysis is to provide a reliable means of extracting functional information (what prosody contributes to meaning) directly from prosodic form (i.e. what prosody is in this case intonation). This paper addresses the development of an automatic functional annotation system for British English. It is based on the study of a large corpus of British English and a procedure of analysis by synthesis, enabling to test and enrich different models of English intonation on the one hand and work towards an automatic version of the annotation process on the other.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ali, Saandia / Hirst, Daniel (2009): "Developing an automatic functional annotation system for british English intonation", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 2207-2210.