Automatic Discovery of Simply-Composable Prosodic Element

Nigel Ward


As a way to discover the elements of prosody, Principal Component Analysis was applied to several dozen contextual prosodic features computed at 600,000 timepoints in dialog data. The results suggest that English has at least several dozen prosodic patterns, each with its own communicative function.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-171

Cite as: Ward, N. (2014) Automatic Discovery of Simply-Composable Prosodic Element. Proc. 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014, 915-919, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-171.


@inproceedings{Ward2014,
  author={Nigel Ward},
  title={{Automatic Discovery of Simply-Composable Prosodic Element}},
  year=2014,
  booktitle={Proc. 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014},
  pages={915--919},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-171},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-171}
}