Paper: Classification of Prosodic Events using Quantized Contour Modeling

ACL ID N10-1109
Title Classification of Prosodic Events using Quantized Contour Modeling
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

We present Quantized Contour Modeling (QCM), a Bayesian approach to the classification of acoustic contours. We evaluate the performance of this tech- nique in the classification of prosodic events. We find that, on BURNC, this technique can success- fully classify pitch accents with 63.99% accuracy (.4481 CER), and phrase ending tones with 72.91% accuracy.