ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008

prosoreport: an automatic tool for prosodic description: application to a radio style

J.-Ph. Goldman, A. Auchlin, M. Avanzi, A. C. Simon

The paper has two goals: to present a toolbox for prosodic and phonostylistic description, and to use it for studying a specific radio style. This tool is quasi-automatic and modular. It consists of a set of Praat-based scripts like phonetic segmentation, melodic stylisation and prominence detection. It produces a phonostylistic report - called ProsoReport - on the basis of an audio file and optionally an orthographic transcript. The tool is used here to identify phonostylistic properties of French public radio France Info features (hence FIF; chroniques radiophoniques): three two-minute-long recordings are compared with a plain neutral reading of the same texts. Results confirm our initial hypotheses about FIF phonostylistic distinctive characteristics - leaving questions open to further study.


Cite as: Goldman, J.-P., Auchlin, A., Avanzi, M., Simon, A.C. (2008) prosoreport: an automatic tool for prosodic description: application to a radio style. Proc. Speech Prosody 2008, 701-704

@inproceedings{goldman08_speechprosody,
  author={J.-Ph. Goldman and A. Auchlin and M. Avanzi and A. C. Simon},
  title={{prosoreport: an automatic tool for prosodic description: application to a radio style}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2008},
  pages={701--704}
}