IVie - a comparative transcription system for intonational variation in English

  title={IVie - a comparative transcription system for intonational variation in English},
  author={Esther Grabe and Francis Nolan and Kimberley J. Farrar},
In this paper, we offer an alternative to ToBI, the current de facto standard for machine-readable labelling of English prosody. We have three reasons for arguing that an alternative is needed. Firstly, the ToBI tone inventory is not maximally constrained. Inter-transcriber agreement for tone labels is relatively low and F0 contours generated from ToBI labels seem to be no closer to the original than those derived from a model which does not distinguish between accent shapes. Secondly, the… CONTINUE READING
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