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    • Acoustic classification of focus in a web corpus of comparatives 

      Howell, Jonathan; Rooth, Mats; Wagner, Michael (2011-06-02)
      Describes experiments in using a support-vector-machine to classify intonational focus on pronouns in a web-derived corpus of comparative clauses.
    • 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 ...
    • Association with Focus 

      Rooth, Mats (GLSA, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1985)
    • Comments on Enlightened Update 

      Abusch, Dorit; Rooth, Mats (2008-11-16)
    • A corpus search methodology for focus realization 

      Howell, Jonathan; Rooth, Mats (2009-07-05)
      We describe a methodology for investigating the semantic-grammatical conditioning and phonetic realization of contrastive intonation using a web harvest of particular word strings followed by grammatical and acoustic analysis. ...
    • A Corpus Search Methodology for Focus Realization 

      Howell, Jonathan; Rooth, Mats (2008-04-18)
      We describe a methodology for investigating the semantic-grammatical conditioning and phonetic realization of contrastive intonation using the audio search engine Everyzing and acoustic-phonetic analysis.
    • 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) ...
    • 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.
    • A recursive phonology interface for WH-F alternative semantics 

      Rooth, Mats; Dong, Hongyuan (2011-06-02)
      The presentation presents an analysis of intonational focus and focused in-situ WH phrases that couples the projection of alternatives in alternative semantics for focus with phonological prominence in a stress-F account ...
    • Representing Focus Scoping over New 

      Rooth, Mats (GLSA, Amherst, MA, 2015)
    • 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 ...
    • Web Harvest of Minimal Intonational Pairs 

      Howell, Jonathan; Rooth, Mats (2009-07-02)
      This paper describes experiments on gathering spoken-language data on the web that bears on issues of the phonetics-phonology and semantics-pragmatics of intonation. The target data are tokens of fixed word strings like ...