Loudness predicts prominence: fundamental frequency lends little.

  title={Loudness predicts prominence: fundamental frequency lends little.},
  author={Greg Kochanski and Esther Grabe and Jim. Coleman and Bernard Rosner},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={118 2},
We explored a database covering seven dialects of British and Irish English and three different styles of speech to find acoustic correlates of prominence. We built classifiers, trained the classifiers on human prominence/nonprominence judgments, and then evaluated how well they behaved. The classifiers operate on 452 ms windows centered on syllables, using different acoustic measures. By comparing the performance of classifiers based on different measures, we can learn how prominence is… CONTINUE READING
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