Acoustic classification of focus in a web corpus of comparatives
Howell, Jonathan; Rooth, Mats; Wagner, Michael
Describes experiments in using a support-vector-machine to classify intonational focus on pronouns in a web-derived corpus of comparative clauses.
Slides for presentation at workshop New Tools and Methods for Very-Large-Scale Phonetics Research, University of Pennsylvania, Jan. 28-31, 2011.
NSF BCS 1035151 "RAPID: Harvesting Speech Datasets for Linguistic Research on the Web" (Digging into Data Challenge) and SSHRC "Harvesting Speech Datasets for Linguistic Research on the Web"
focus; comparatives; semantics; phonetics; corpus; web; machine learning; support vector machine