8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


Detection of List-Type Sentences

Taniya Mishra, Esther Klabbers, Jan P.H. van Santen

Oregon Health & Science University, USA

In this paper, we explore a text type based scheme of text analysis, through the specific problem of detecting the list text type. This is important because TTS systems that can generate the very distinct F_0 contour of lists sound more natural. The presented list detection algorithm uses part-of-speech tags as input, and detects lists by computing the alignment costs of clauses in a sentence. The algorithm detects lists with 80% accuracy.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mishra, Taniya / Klabbers, Esther / Santen, Jan P.H. van (2003): "Detection of list-type sentences", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 2477-2480.