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Predicting prosody in poetry and prose

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Rhythm is expressed by recurring, hence predictable, beat patterns. Poetry in many languages is composed with attention to poetic meters while prose is not. Therefore, one way to investigate speech rhythm is to evaluate how prose reading differs from poetry reading via a quantitative method that measures predictability. We built a specialized speech recognition system, based on the HTK toolkit, that produced a sequence of C (consonantal), V (vowel-like) and S (silence/pause) segments. Once ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Phonetics Laboratory
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Phonetics Laboratory
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Phonetics Lab
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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Institution:
The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Department:
Linguistics and East Asian Languages and Cultures
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Phonetics Lab
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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Author
Publication date:
2010-03-18
URN:
uuid:f9550693-3f06-46f9-8905-798d376ca7bb
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ora:4298

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