Intonational Features of Local and Global Discourse Structure

  title={Intonational Features of Local and Global Discourse Structure},
  author={Julia Hirschberg and Barbara J. Grosz},
1. ABSTRACT We present results of a study of the relationship between intonational features including pitch range, timing, and amplitude and aspects of discourse structure defined in terms of Grosz and Sidner's (1986) model of discourse. We compare structural labelings of AP news text with prosodic/acoustic features examined from recordings of the same text read by a professional newscaster. We find significant correlations between prosodic/acoustic characteristics and both local and global… CONTINUE READING
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