Lastly, we use all the above features to study speech acts detection, specifically distinguishing between wh-questions and statements. The prominence of first two syllables and their timings are found to be useful for such task.This comes first since it is the foundation of later parts of the thesis. ... We use Monte-Carlo method followed by a sensitivity analysis to set parameters and thresholds. Final experimental evaluations are conducted using a portion of the switchboard corpus for which manual phonetic segmentation information is available.
|Title||:||A Study of Meta-linguistic Features in Spontaneous Speech Processing|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|