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This paper describes two approaches to assigning prosodic phrase structure and pauses to text and investigates the impact of errors in the assignments for different granularities of prosodic phrase structure. One approach uses a cascaded combination of models trained separately for prediction of prosodic phrase structure and pauses and the other uses a(More)
This paper describes a novel solution which allows to quickly build and develop multi-channel applications. Due to the popularity of a smartphone, a new paradigm of applications called Visual IVR has been emerging recently, where visual navigation replaces the traditional DTMF or voice-enabled dialogue control. The described solution brings a unified(More)
This paper presents empirical results of the corpus-based study on the relationship between accentuation and referent information status. It was found that there is no one-to-one relationship between " new " vs. " given " information and presence vs. absence of accent. Contrary to the widely spread claim that " given " items appear to be deaccented, the(More)
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