12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

Measuring Speakers' Similarity in Speech by Means of Prosodic Cues: Methods and Potential

Céline De Looze (1), Stéphane Rauzy (2)

(1) Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
(2) LPL, France

This study presents a method for measuring speakers similarity (the tendency for speakers to exhibit similar speech patterns) by means of prosodic cues. It shows that similarity changes throughout social interaction and that its variations can inform about speakers' attitudes, similarity being more important when speakers are more involved in the interaction. It supports the assumption that similarity is part of social interaction and may be implemented into spoken dialogue systems.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Looze, Céline De / Rauzy, Stéphane (2011): "Measuring speakers' similarity in speech by means of prosodic cues: methods and potential", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 1393-1396.