Comparing Prosody Across Many Languages

Abstract

An empirical metric is developed to measure similarity or distance between the prosodic systems of diverse languages. Two physical variables which carry prosodic information, F0 and amplitude envelope modulation, are used as inputs in a pairwise language discrimination task. A novel neural network model is trained to discriminate among pairs of languages… (More)

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@inproceedings{Cummins1999ComparingPA, title={Comparing Prosody Across Many Languages}, author={Fred Cummins and Felix A. Gers}, year={1999} }