This is a collection of monographs, papers and research in the area of Linguistics.

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  • Acoustic Classification of Focus: On the Web and in the Lab 

    Howell, Jonathan; Rooth, Mats; Wagner, Michael (2016-02-26)
    We present a new methodological approach which combines both naturally-occurring speech “harvested” on the web and speech data elicited in the laboratory. This proof-of-concept study examines the phenomenon of focus ...
  • Headed span theory in the finite state calculus 

    Rooth, Mats (2016-01-02)
    A development of headed span theory in the finite state calculus. Slides for colloquium presentation at University of Delaware, March 20, 2014.
  • Representing Focus Scoping over New 

    Rooth, Mats (GLSA, Amherst, MA, 2015)
  • Harvesting speech datasets for linguistic research on the web 

    Rooth, Mats; Howell, Jonathan; Wagner, Michael (2013-10-29)
    This is a white paper for a project that harvested audio and transcribed data from podcasts and news broadcasts on the web. Tools were developed to analyze the different uses of prosody (rhythm, stress and intonation) ...
  • A web application for filtering and annotating web speech data 

    Lutz, David; Cadwallader, Parry; Rooth, Mats (Special Interest Group of the ​Association for Computational Linguistics on Web as Corpus (ACL SIGWAC), 2013-07-22)
    A vast and growing amount of recorded speech is freely available on the web, including podcasts, radio broadcasts, and posts on media-sharing sites. However, finding specific words or phrases in online speech data ...

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