ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008

On modeling the rhythm of natural languages

Pier Marco Bertinetto, Chiara Bertini

We describe a new model for the formal representation of the rhythmic tendencies of natural languages. The algorithm is a modification of PVI, proposed by Grabe and Low. The model was tested on a fairly substantial corpus of Italian semispontaneous productions, and its outcome compared with that yielded by two well-known algorithms (Ramus and PVI).


Cite as: Bertinetto, P.M., Bertini, C. (2008) On modeling the rhythm of natural languages. Proc. Speech Prosody 2008, 427-430

@inproceedings{bertinetto08_speechprosody,
  author={Pier Marco Bertinetto and Chiara Bertini},
  title={{On modeling the rhythm of natural languages}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2008},
  pages={427--430}
}