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This paper presents work in progress on the automatic detection of prosodic prominence in continuous speech. Prosodic prominence involves two different phonetic features: pitch accents, connected with fundamental frequency (F0) movements and syllable overall energy, and stress, which exhibits a strong correlation with syllable nuclei duration and(More)
This paper presents work in progress on the automatic detection of prosodic prominence in continuous speech. Prosodic prominence involves two different phonetic features: pitch accents, connected with fundamental frequency (F0) movements and syllable overall energy, and stress, which exhibits a strong correlation with syllable nuclei duration and(More)
English. The increasing interest for the extraction of various forms of knowledge from micro-blogs and social media makes crucial the development of resources and tools that can be used for automatically deal with them. PoSTWITA contributes to the advancement of the state-of-the-art for Italian language by: (a) enriching the community with a previously not(More)
In this paper we present work in progress on the PoS annotation of an Italian Corpus (CORIS) developed at CILTA (University of Bologna). We aim to automatically induce the PoS tagset by analysing the distributional behaviour of Italian words by relying only on theory-neutral linguistic knowledge. To this end, we propose an algorithm that derives a possible(More)
A corpus of written Italian – CORIS – has been under construction at the Centre for Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of Bologna University (CILTA) since 1998 and will soon be completed and made available on-line. The project aims at creating a representative and sizeable general reference corpus of contemporary Italian designed to be easily accessible(More)
EVALITA 2007, the first edition of the initiative devoted to the evaluation of Natural Language Processing tools for Italian, provided a shared framework where participants' systems had the possibility to be evaluated on five different tasks, namely Part of Speech Tagging (organised by the University of Bologna), Parsing (organised by the University of(More)