EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
In this paper we describe a study in which a comparison was made between prosodic structures as realized in a spoken version of a text and as assigned by annotators of this text on paper. The prosodic structures were assigned by experts. This study puts to test the strategy of annotating text on paper to obtain a HUMAN reference of the prosodic structure that would be assigned when reading text aloud. This strategy is less time consuming than the often used analysis of spoken versions to obtain the assigned prosodic structure. The results of the comparison described here show that speakers are fairly capable of predicting what prosodic structure they would assign when reading text aloud.
Bibliographic reference. Herwijnen, Olga van / Terken, Jacques (2001): "Do speakers realize the prosodic structure they say they do?", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 959-962.