Dafydd Gibbon

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We address the question of rhythm variation in typologically different languages (English, said to be a stress-timed language, Ibibio, said to be a syllable-timed language) and in different varieties of the same language (British and Nigerian English). Attempts to find correlates of different rhythm types in the acoustic signal have so far not been(More)
Just like humans, conversational computer systems should not listen silently to their input and then respond. Instead, they should enforce the speaker-listener link by attending actively and giving feedback on an utterance while perceiving it. Most existing systems produce direct feedback responses to decisive (e.g. prosodic) cues. We present a framework(More)
This paper describes a morphological component in a speech recognition architecture for German dealing with the recognition of compounds from their individual constituents. The speci cation of our morphological model allows for variation in functionality, e.g. the reconstruction of split compounds, of lexicalised, and of non-lexicalised (unknown) compounds.(More)
It is well–known that many East Asian languages have lexical (i.e. phonemic) prosody, and languages such as Mandarin are very well described. African languages are also frequently mentioned in the literature as tone languages, and phonetic interface patterns such as downstep are well–documented. It is less well– known that the functionality of tone(More)
A Integrated Lexicon framework is proposed for combining insights from current separate prosodic research paradigms (language resource creation, experimental psycholinguistics, rules for speech synthesis, sentence search space restriction in speech recognition, prosody in discourse, emotional prosody) in the medium term into work in general and(More)