Search for dissertations about: "speech corpora"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the words speech corpora.

  1. 1. Studies in Corpora and Idioms : Getting the cat out of the bag

    Author : David Minugh; Nils-Lennart Johannesson; Maria Kuteeva; Karin Aijmer; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Coll corpus; corpora; corpus creation; idioms; idiom variation; idiom-breaking; online newspapers; student newspapers; college newspapers; English language; Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : “Idiomatic” expressions, usually called “idioms”, such as a dime a dozen, a busman’s holiday, or to have bats in your belfry are a curious part of any language: they usually have a fixed lexical (why a busman?) and structural composition (only dime and dozen in direct conjunction mean ‘common, ordinary’), can be semantically obscure (why bats?), yet are widely recognized in the speech community, in spite of being so rare that only large corpora can provide us with access to sufficient empirical data on their use.In this compilation thesis, four published studies focusing on idioms in corpora are presented. READ MORE

  2. 2. Developing Multimodal Spoken Dialogue Systems : Empirical Studies of Spoken Human–Computer Interaction

    Author : Joakim Gustafson; KTH; []
    Keywords : Spoken dialogue system; multimodal; speech; GUI; animated agents; embodied conversational characters; talking heads; empirical user studies; speech corpora; system evaluation; system development; Wizard of Oz simulations; system architecture; linguis; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : This thesis presents work done during the last ten years on developing five multimodal spoken dialogue systems, and the empirical user studies that have been conducted with them. The dialogue systems have been multimodal, giving information both verbally with animated talking characters and graphically on maps and in text tables. READ MORE

  3. 3. Towards conversational speech synthesis : Experiments with data quality, prosody modification, and non-verbal signals

    Author : Bajibabu Bollepalli; Joakim Gustafsson; Jonas Beskow; Matthew Aylett; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Speech synthesis; MPEG compression; Voice Conversion; Artificial Neural Net- works; Laughter synthesis; HTS; Datalogi; Computer Science;

    Abstract : The aim of a text-to-speech synthesis (TTS) system is to generate a human-like speech waveform from a given input text. Current TTS sys- tems have already reached a high degree of intelligibility, and they can be readily used to read aloud a given text. For many applications, e.g. READ MORE

  4. 4. Morphosyntactic Corpora and Tools for Persian

    Author : Mojgan Seraji; Joakim Nivre; Carina Jahani; Jan Hajic; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Persian; language technology; corpus; treebank; preprocessing; segmentation; part-of-speech tagging; dependency parsing; Computational Linguistics; Datorlingvistik;

    Abstract : This thesis presents open source resources in the form of annotated corpora and modules for automatic morphosyntactic processing and analysis of Persian texts. More specifically, the resources consist of an improved part-of-speech tagged corpus and a dependency treebank, as well as tools for text normalization, sentence segmentation, tokenization, part-of-speech tagging, and dependency parsing for Persian. READ MORE

  5. 5. ”Completely Headless”. Modification of adjectives in Swedish advanced learners' English

    Author : Viktoria Börjesson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Swedish advanced learners; written English; spoken English; degree modification; adjectives; modifiers; reinforcers; attenuators; collocation; learner corpora; learner English; formal register; informal speech; genre awareness; academic writing; comparative study; contrastive interlanguage analysis;

    Abstract : This is a corpus-based, empirical study, which investigates Swedish advanced learners’ written and spoken English with regard to modification of adjectives, both reinforcing (e.g. totally different, very nice) and attenuating (e.g. READ MORE