Prosody, supporting real-time conversation

Hiroki Oohashi, Tomoko Ohsuga, Yasuo Horiuchi, Hideaki Kikuchi, Akira Ichikawa

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We assume that prosody contains information forenoticing segment boundaries, syntactic structures, and turn transitions and enable us to predict these more easily. We examined this assumption using the F0 model. Concretely speaking, as for forenotices, we examined whether or not the F0 model parameters can lead to segment boundaries, dependencies of phrases, and turn transitions. On the other hand, as for predictions, we conducted cognitive experiments on turn-taking by presenting stimulations containing only prosody and not phonological information. As a result, the segment boundaries were exactly forenoticed at an accuracy of about 60%, the dependencies of phrases were done at about 80%, the turn transitions were done at about 70%, and the possibility of predictions about turn transitions was indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2010
PublisherInternational Speech Communications Association
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event5th International Conference on Speech Prosody: Every Language, Every Style, SP 2010 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 2010 May 102010 May 14

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Speech Prosody
ISSN (Print)2333-2042


Conference5th International Conference on Speech Prosody: Every Language, Every Style, SP 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • F0 model
  • Real-time conversation
  • Syntactic structure
  • Turn-taking
  • Word segmentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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