ISCA Archive SLaTE 2009
ISCA Archive SLaTE 2009

Automatic assessment of non-native prosody

Florian Hönig, Anton Batliner, Karl Weilhammer, Elmar Nöth

Wrong placement of word accents as well as any `non-native' prosody such as the transfer of `syllable-timed' rhythm onto English which is `stress-timed' can have a strong impact on (native) listeners and should be avoided. Thus, they should be addressed in CAPT applications. To this aim, we present a demonstrator that is able to estimate the position of the word accent and the probability of an erroneous word accent position. Moreover, the quality of intonation and rhythm is estimated; the system is trained with annotations obtained from American and British natives.

Cite as: Hönig, F., Batliner, A., Weilhammer, K., Nöth, E. (2009) Automatic assessment of non-native prosody. Proc. Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009)

  author={Florian Hönig and Anton Batliner and Karl Weilhammer and Elmar Nöth},
  title={{Automatic assessment of non-native prosody}},
  booktitle={Proc. Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009)}