Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Heuristics for Generating Acoustic Stress in Dialogues and Examination of their Validity

Shozo Naito, Akira Shimazu

NTT Software Laboratories and Basic Research Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan

This paper examines the validity of five types of heuristics for generating acoustic stresses which had been proposed based on the analysis of cooperative dialogues. The five types of heuristics are, 1) noun that first appears in dialogues, 2) verb, adjective, or adjectival verb that first appears in dialogues, 3) new topics in dialogues, 4) sentence final particle of interrogative or rhetorical interrogative sentences, and 5) contrasting. These heuristics have been incorporated into an experimental natural language generation system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Naito, Shozo / Shimazu, Akira (1994): "Heuristics for generating acoustic stress in dialogues and examination of their validity", In ICSLP-1994, 923-926.