ERIC Number: ED356514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
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Criteria for Labelling Prosodic Aspects of English Speech.
Bagshaw, Paul C.; Williams, Briony J.
A study reports a set of labelling criteria which have been developed to label prosodic events in clear, continuous speech, and proposes a scheme whereby this information can be transcribed in a machine readable format. A prosody in a syllabic domain which is synchronized with a phonemic segmentation was annotated. A procedural definition of syllables based on the grouping of phones is presented. The criteria for hand labelling the prominence of each syllable, tone-unit boundaries and the pitch movement associated with each accented syllable, are described. Work to automate this process is presented and experimental results evaluating its performance are included. (Three tables of data are included; contains 18 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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