ETRW on Dialogue and Prosody

September 1-3, 1999
Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Communication and Prosody: Functional Aspects of Prosody

Julia Hirschberg

AT&T Labs - Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA

Increasing interest in the contribution prosodic information makes to human communication has lead to increasing expectations that such information could be of use in text-to-speech and speech understanding systems, and in application of these technologies to spoken dialogue systems. To date, research results far exceed their technology applications. This paper suggests some areas in which progress has been made, and some in which more might be made, with particular emphasis upon text-to-speech synthesis and spoken dialogue systems.


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Bibliographic reference.  Hirschberg, Julia (1999): "Communication and prosody: Functional aspects of prosody", In DIAPRO-1999, 7-15.