Category Archives: Academic

Discourse-Driven Pitch Accent Prediction

Abstract Pitch accent is a component of prosody that is often used to convey in- formation beyond the intrinsic linguistic meaning of a spoken utterance, such as highlighting words that correspond to important information, or in signaling a contrast with information that was previously conveyed. This information-bearing aspect of pitch accent is therefore important for […]

A Talking Elevator

Abstract As technology becomes more ubiquitous in our world, so the desire to provide more natural, intuitive interactions between man and machine mounts. Yet often, the intermediary between man and machine is an artificial mapping from key interfaces to procedural commands, a legacy of earlier attempts at automation. These mappings, such as the buttons in […]