Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Some Prosodical Characteristics in Spontaneous Spoken Dialogue

Akira Ichikawa, Shinji Sato

Dept. of Information and Computer Sciences, Chiba University, Japan

In dialogue, prosody plays essential roles. The first one is as the semantic structure of speech. The second is as real-time control information for dialogue. The third is as information of the speaker's psychological state. In this paper, we report some characteristics of prosody from the viewpoints of the second and third functions in a spontaneous spoken Japanese dialogue. These results will be useful in developing a man-machine interface system that understands spoken dialogue which allows the user to speak in natural manner.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ichikawa, Akira / Sato, Shinji (1994): "Some prosodical characteristics in spontaneous spoken dialogue", In ICSLP-1994, 147-150.