Speech Prosody 2004

Nara, Japan
March 23-26, 2004

Prosody of Dialogues: Influence of Recognition Failure on Local Speech Rate

Olga I. Dioubina

Department of Phonetics and Speech Communication, University of Munich, Germany

The variation in speech rate influences the performance of the automatic information-providing devices and leads to the recognition failures in the process of man-machine communication. While this problem has been generally recognized, there are few studies that provide detailed information on the variation in the speech rate in a specific context. Our research focuses on the variation that occurs in a clearly defined context of recognition failure, which evokes an abrupt change in verbal (and non-verbal) behavior on part of the subjects. In addition, the method we applied in measuring the speech rate improves the reliability of the results.

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Bibliographic reference.  Dioubina, Olga I. (2004): "Prosody of dialogues: influence of recognition failure on local speech rate", In SP-2004, 275-278.