ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Prosody and topic structuring in spoken dialogue

Li-chiung Yang, Richard Esposito

Prosody is critical in conveying topic coherence and the salience of information in speech. In this study we propose that the overall coherence is brought about through pitch level structuring of phrases at both the local level of hierarchical phrase unit positioning and the global level of pitch baseline rise and fall as climax and resolution. Our results show that prosody has critical importance in conversation, and is crucial for topic segmentation, topic tracking, and information extraction.


Cite as: Yang, L.-c., Esposito, R. (2000) Prosody and topic structuring in spoken dialogue. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 1, 126-129

@inproceedings{yang00b_icslp,
  author={Li-chiung Yang and Richard Esposito},
  title={{Prosody and topic structuring in spoken dialogue}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 1, 126-129}
}