Paper: Towards Style Transformation from Written-Style to Audio-Style

ACL ID P11-2043
Title Towards Style Transformation from Written-Style to Audio-Style
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2011
Authors

In this paper, we address the problem of op- timizing the style of textual content to make it more suitable to being listened to by a user as opposed to being read. We study the dif- ferences between the written style and the au- dio style by consulting the linguistics and jour- nalism literatures. Guided by this study, we suggest a number of linguistic features to dis- tinguish between the two styles. We show the correctness of our features and the impact of style transformation on the user experience through statistical analysis, a style classifica- tion task, and a user study.