Prosodic Realization of Rhetorical Structure in Chinese Discourse

  title={Prosodic Realization of Rhetorical Structure in Chinese Discourse},
  author={Xiaohong Yang and Yufang Yang},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing},
The research reported in this paper is an acoustic experiment attempting to elucidate the relationship between prosodic variation and rhetorical structure in discourse. Based on Rhetorical Structure Theory, facets of discourse structure such as hierarchy, relation, and the relative importance of discourse segment were identified. Five speakers of standard Chinese were recorded reading ten paragraphs with two repetitions. Boundary pause duration, f0 max, f0 min, and pitch range of the segments… CONTINUE READING


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