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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Crosslinguistic Analysis and Modeling of Prosody

Antonis Botinis (1), Barbara Gawronska (2), Robert Bannert (3), Elisabet Sandblom (2)

(1) University of Athens, Greece
(2) University of Skövde, Sweden
(3) Umeå University, Sweden

This study concerns analysis and modeling of prosody in a computational context. It aims at an exploration of the interaction between prosodic markers on the one hand, and the lexical, the syntactic and discourse level of the utterances on the other. The analysis is a step towards a computational discourse-grammar-prosody model. We concentrate on the pattern of distribution and duration of silent pauses in German and Swedish. The possibility of integrating the results in a multilingual text generation system is then discussed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Botinis, Antonis / Gawronska, Barbara / Bannert, Robert / Sandblom, Elisabet (2003): "Crosslinguistic analysis and modeling of prosody", In ICPhS-15, 1305-1308.