Speech Prosody 2004

Nara, Japan
March 23-26, 2004

The Prosogram: Semi-Automatic Transcription of Prosody Based on a Tonal Perception Model

Piet Mertens

Department of Linguistics, University of Leuven, Belgium

This paper describes a system for semi-automatic transcription of prosody based on a stylization of the fundamental frequency data (contour) for vocalic (or syllabic) nuclei. The stylization is a simulation of tonal perception of human listeners. The system requires a time-aligned phonetic annotation. The transcription has been applied to several speech corpora.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mertens, Piet (2004): "The prosogram: semi-automatic transcription of prosody based on a tonal perception model", In SP-2004, 549-552.