Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
(EUROSPEECH'99)

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

A Comparison Between Syntactic and Prosodic Phrasing

Marcus L. Fach

Institute of Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart, Germany

This study presents a comparison between syntactic and prosodic phrasing. A parser is used to calculate the syntactic structures from the orthographic text the prosodic structures of which are given by means of ToBI label files. For the automatic evaluation the prosodic break indices "3" (intermediate phrase boundary) and "4" (intonation phrase boundary) are compared with the terminals extracted from the extensive syntactic structures generated by the parser. These terminals are assumed to be the carriers of the phrase boundaries.


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Bibliographic reference.  Fach, Marcus L. (1999): "A comparison between syntactic and prosodic phrasing", In EUROSPEECH'99, 527-530.