ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

Prosodic characteristics of a spoken dialogue for information query

Hiroya Fujisaki, Sumio Ohno, Masafumi Osame, Mayumi Sakata, Keikichi Hirose

Prosodic characteristics of a simulated dialogue have been analyzed and compared with those of read speech. The simulated dialogue was produced by referring to a written text, while read speech was produced by reading individual sentences of the same text in isolation. Analysis of fundamental frequencies and speech rates indicated that dialogue-style utterances have larger mean value and standard deviation of fundamental frequencies as well as higher mean value of speech rates than reading-style utterances. Further analysis of the F0 contour parameters extracted by using a quantitative model has revealed that the differences in the F0 characteristics are caused by a higher baseline value of the F0 contours as well as an expanded range of variation in the amplitude of accent commands in the dialogue-style utterances.


Cite as: Fujisaki, H., Ohno, S., Osame, M., Sakata, M., Hirose, K. (1994) Prosodic characteristics of a spoken dialogue for information query. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 1103-1106

@inproceedings{fujisaki94b_icslp,
  author={Hiroya Fujisaki and Sumio Ohno and Masafumi Osame and Mayumi Sakata and Keikichi Hirose},
  title={{Prosodic characteristics of a spoken dialogue for information query}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={1103--1106}
}