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Jan Romportl : On the Objectivity of Prosodic Phrases . The Phonetician, vol. 96, p. 7-19, The International Society of Phonetic Sciences, 2010.

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Objective annotation of prosodic phrases in a corpus for a text-to-speech system is an important issue due to its influence on the naturalness of synthesised speech. The paper discusses drawbacks of common ways of prosodic phrase annotation and proposes a concept of prosodic phrases defined by a maximum likelihood estimation over results of many parallel subjective annotations. Validity of this method is analysed in terms of agreement among the subjects using Cohen?s and Fleiss? kappa measures and heuristically modified relative agreement.

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Title: On the Objectivity of Prosodic Phrases
Author: Jan Romportl
Language: English
Date of publication: 1 Apr 2010
Year: 2010
Type of publication: Papers in journals
Title of journal or book: The Phonetician
Číslo vydání: 96
Page: 7 - 19
ISSN: 0741-6164
Publisher: The International Society of Phonetic Sciences
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prosodic phrase, objective annotation, speech corpus


 author = {Jan Romportl},
 title = {On the Objectivity of Prosodic Phrases},
 year = {2010},
 publisher = {The International Society of Phonetic Sciences},
 journal = {The Phonetician},
 volume = {96},
 pages = {7-19},
 ISSN = {0741-6164},
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