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Dialogue Act Compression via Pitch Contour Preservation

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterspeech 2006 -ICSLP
Subtitle of host publicationNinth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Proceedings of the
PublisherISCA
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventNinth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP) - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: 17 Sep 200621 Sep 2006

Conference

ConferenceNinth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP)
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period17/09/0621/09/06

Abstract

This paper explores the usefulness of prosody in automatically compressing dialogue acts from meeting speech. Specifically, this work attempts to compress utterances by preserving the pitch contour of the original whole utterance. Two methods of doing this are described in detail and are evaluated subjectively using human annotators and objectively using edit distance with a human-authored gold-standard. Both metrics show that such a prosodic approach is much better than the random baseline approach and significantly better than a simple text compression method.

    Research areas

  • speech compression, speech summarization, prosody, pitch contour

Event

Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP)

17/09/0621/09/06

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Event: Conference

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