ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

A simple procedure to clarify the relation between text and prosody

Hanny den Ouden, Carel van Wijk, Marc Swerts

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.


Cite as: Ouden, H.d., Wijk, C.v., Swerts, M. (2000) A simple procedure to clarify the relation between text and prosody. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 2, 563-566

@inproceedings{ouden00_icslp,
  author={Hanny den Ouden and Carel van Wijk and Marc Swerts},
  title={{A simple procedure to clarify the relation between text and prosody}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 2, 563-566}
}