15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Pitch Range in Spontaneous Speech: Semi-Automatic Approach versus Subjective Judgement

Cristel Portes, Albert Di Cristo

LPL-CNRS, France

Our multilinear conception of prosody leads us to take into account "pitch range" two dimensions: register level (ReLe) and register span (ReSp) which, in our opinion, assume linguistic functions in discourse structure. We propose two different models for ReLe and one for ReSp. They are implemented using an automatic clustering derived from the target values given by a phonetic/phonological model of intonation (MOMEL/INTSINT). Comparing them to a subjective classification of ReLe and ReSp, these models and their implementation are evaluated as an approximate but usable classification.

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Bibliographic reference.  Portes, Cristel / Cristo, Albert Di (2003): "Pitch range in spontaneous speech: semi-automatic approach versus subjective judgement", In ICPhS-15, 583-586.