LREC 2000 2nd International Conference on Language Resources & Evaluation

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Title Perception and Analysis of a Reiterant Speech Paradigm: a Functional Diagnostic of Synthetic Prosody
Authors Rilliard Albert (Institut de la Communication Parlée, 1180,Av.Centrale -38040 Grenoble Cedex 9,
Aubergé Véronique (ICP – Univ. Stendhal, 1180 av. Centrale, BP25, F-38040 Grenoble cedex 9,
Session Session SO4 - Speech Synthesis Evaluation
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Abstract A set of perception experiments,using reiterant speech,were designed to carry out a diagnostic of the segmentation /hierarchisation linguistic function of prosody.The prosodic parameters of F0,syllabic duration and intensity of the stimuli used during this experiment were extracted.Several dissimilarity measures (Correlation,root-mean-square distance and mutual information)were used to match the results of the subjective experiment.This comparison of the listeners ’perception with acoustic parameters is intended to underline the acoustic keys used by listeners to judge the adequacy of prosody to perform a given linguistic function.