ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2016
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2016

Action-coordinating prosody

Nigel Ward, Saiful Abu

This paper is an initial exploration of how prosody helps coordinate action, based on examination of speech and motion in a maze game where the players run and jump to avoid obstacles, and coordinate movements to solve problems. We use an unsupervised method, Principal Component Analysis applied to a large set of time-spread features, to discover patterns of behavior involving both prosodic features and game actions. These patterns include prosodic constructions involved in assessing, planning, inhibiting, cuing, and synchronizing actions.


doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2016-129

Cite as: Ward, N., Abu, S. (2016) Action-coordinating prosody. Proc. Speech Prosody 2016, 629-633, doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2016-129

@inproceedings{ward16_speechprosody,
  author={Nigel Ward and Saiful Abu},
  title={{Action-coordinating prosody}},
  year=2016,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2016},
  pages={629--633},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2016-129}
}