Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
October 16-20, 2000
A Simple Procedure to Clarify the Relation Between Text and Prosody
Hanny den Ouden (1,2), Carel van Wijk (1), Marc Swerts (2,3)
(1) CLS Discourse Studies Group, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Four texts originally broadcasted on radio, were
presented to 52 participants in a paper-and-pencil task:
they were instructed to assign a linear structure by
placing slashes between segments, and a hierarchical
structure by underscoring and crossing out segments.
Strength of paragraph boundary had a regular relation
with pause duration and F0 maximum. Hierarchical
position tended to be marked in two ways: centrality by
pause duration and redundancy by F0 maximum. Speech
rate was independent of text structure.
(2) IPO Center for User-System Interaction, Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
(3) CNTS Center for Dutch Language and Speech, Antwerp University, Belgium
Ouden, Hanny den / Wijk, Carel van / Swerts, Marc (2000):
"A simple procedure to clarify the relation between text and prosody",
In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 563-566.