Using Prosodic Cues in Spoken Dialog Systems

  title={Using Prosodic Cues in Spoken Dialog Systems},
  author={Heinrich Niemann and Elmar N{\"o}th and Anton Batliner and Jan Buckow and Florian Gallwitz and Richard Huber and Andreas Kiessling and Ralf Kompe and Volker Warnke},
In this paper we show how prosody can be used in spoken dialog systems. First, we describe the phenomena that prosodic analysis is concerned with and give examples why prosody is relevant in the context of spoken dialog processing. Then we examine prosody in the light of pattern classification. We show how prosodic events can be categorized. We detail how those prosodic events manifest themselves in the speech signal, i.e. what acoustic features are important. Having made clear what we want to… CONTINUE READING


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