Placing pauses in read spoken Spanish : a model and an algorithm
Marín Gálvez, Rafael (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Filologia Espanyola)
Aguilar, Lourdes (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Filologia Espanyola)
Casacuberta, David, 1967- (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Filosofia)

Data: 2002
Resum: The purpose of this work is to describe the appearance and location of typographically unmarked pauses in any Spanish text to be read. An experiment is designed to derive pause location from natural speech: results show that Intonation Group length constraints guide the appearance of pauses, which are placed depending on syntactic information. Then, a rule-based algorithm is developed to automatically place pauses whose performance is tested by means of qualitative tests. The evaluation shows that the system adequately places pauses in read texts, since it predicts 81% of orthographically unmarked pauses; when pauses associated to punctuation signs are included, the percentage of correct prediction increases to 92%.
Drets: Tots els drets reservats.
Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Publicat a: Language design : journal of theoretical and experimental linguistics, V. 4 (2002) p. 49-66, ISSN 1139-4218

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