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Comparing Methods for Locating Pitch "Elbows"

del Giudice, Alex and Shosted, Ryan K. and Davidson, Katherine and Salihie, Mohammad and Arvaniti, Amalia (2007) Comparing Methods for Locating Pitch "Elbows". In: Proceedings ICPhS XVI : 6-10 August 2007, Saarbrücken Germany ; 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 1117-1120. ISBN 978-3-9811535-1-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The labeling of “elbows” in an F0 contour is considered an enterprise beset with difficulty due to the inability of humans to locate pitch elbows with accuracy, consistency and in a manner devoid of theoretical bias. This paper investigates the extent to which human labelers agree with one another in locating elbows and how four algorithms compare to their results. Humans are found to be more consistent than has been suggested and a least-squares fitting algorithm best approaches their intuition. The success of algorithmic elbow location depends on the selection of the contour stretch in which the elbow is to be located. This elbow location is most consistent if performed by a theoretically-informed annotator, suggesting that an atheoretical annotation of F0 contours may be impossible to achieve, and ultimately undesirable.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Amalia Arvaniti
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2014 10:21 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 13:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45931 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Arvaniti, Amalia: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1689-1931
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