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A study of Swedish questions and their prosodic characteristics
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Speech Communication and Technology.
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Speech Communication and Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9327-9482
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Speech Communication and Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4628-3769
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of Workshop on Innovation and Applications in Speech Technology (IAST), Dublin, Ireland, 2012, 61-64 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Studies of questions present strong evidence that there is no one-to-one relationship between intonation and interrogative mode. This is one of the fundamental observations that formed the VariQ project, a Swedish national project aiming for a deeper insight in how questions work and indeed what constitutes a question. Here, we present some intermediate project results and outline the way ahead. VariQ looks mainly at the Spontal corpus of conversational speech [1], but exploits other data sets to a limited extent for comparative purposes. We report a recent study, in which we selected 600 questions from the Spontal corpus and annotated these in a theory-independent manner. In a subsequent study we compared some prosodic characteristics of these questions with those of the speech used in seven Swedish spoken dialogue systems. The results reveal differences both in the distributions of question types and in prosodic characteristics of the questions in the two different settings.

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Dublin, Ireland, 2012. 61-64 p.
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Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-106997OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-106997DiVA: diva2:574369
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Workshop on Innovation and Applications in Speech Technology (IAST)
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tmh_import_12_12_05, tmh_id_3719 QC 20130523

Available from: 2012-12-05 Created: 2012-12-05 Last updated: 2013-05-23Bibliographically approved

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