ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Automatic detection of the context of acoustic landmark deletion

Nanette Veilleux, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel

Earlier work has shown that the acoustic landmarks in speech [1,2], proposed to be important in lexical access, are largely preserved in spontaneous American English Speech [3]. Moreover, the loss of acoustic landmarks predicted from word's lexical representation is systematic and predictable. This study reports preliminary analysis of factors that govern whether a landmark will be realized as predicted, or will be changed or apparently omitted. A classification tree is designed to predict the deletion/change or preservation of a landmark in a corpus of spontaneous American English using contextual factors that include prosody, word structure, morphosyntactic categories and landmark type.

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doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-695

Cite as: Veilleux, N., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2008) Automatic detection of the context of acoustic landmark deletion. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 2847-2850, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-695

  author={Nanette Veilleux and Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel},
  title={{Automatic detection of the context of acoustic landmark deletion}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},