ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Developing an automatic functional annotation system for british English intonation

Saandia Ali, Daniel Hirst

One of the fundamental aims of prosodic analysis is to provide a reliable means of extracting functional information (what prosody contributes to meaning) directly from prosodic form (i.e. what prosody is — in this case intonation). This paper addresses the development of an automatic functional annotation system for British English. It is based on the study of a large corpus of British English and a procedure of analysis by synthesis, enabling to test and enrich different models of English intonation on the one hand and work towards an automatic version of the annotation process on the other.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-628

Cite as: Ali, S., Hirst, D. (2009) Developing an automatic functional annotation system for british English intonation. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 2207-2210, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-628

@inproceedings{ali09_interspeech,
  author={Saandia Ali and Daniel Hirst},
  title={{Developing an automatic functional annotation system for british English intonation}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},
  pages={2207--2210},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2009-628}
}