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Haifa Research Lab, Haifa, Israel

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Media files* for  "Emphatic Speech Prosody Prediction with Deep LSTM Networks"
(ICASSP-2018) 

Word Emphasis (WE) and Sentence Emphasis (SE)

  • Ref0       Neutral model (BiRNN-LSTM)
  • Ref1       Basic emphasis model (i.e. the neutral model with an extra binary word-emphasis feature)
  • WE1       The proposed Word Emphasis model (regular emphasis)  
  • WE2       The proposed Word Emphasis model (stronger emphasis)
  • Ref-WE  Application of a weak WE model on all the meaningful words in a sentence
  • SE          The proposed Emphatic Sentence model

Table 1: Proposed WE model vs. reference models

Ref0 Ref1 WE1 text with EMPHASIZED words
He parked his car OUTSIDE the garage.
I just LOVE food, I mean, any food.
I just love food, I mean, ANY food.
He WALKED to the party yesterday. He didn't go by car.
He went to the PARTY yesterday, instead of doing his home assignment.
She SAID she didn't take his money. So I believe her.
She said SHE didn't take his money. But someone else did.
She said she didn't take HIS money. She took someone else's money.
She said she didn't take his MONEY. But she did take his car.
Having a leadership position is NOT a popularity race.

 

Table 2: Proposed WE model: regular emphasis vs. strong emphasis

WE1 WE2 text with EMPHASIZED words
He WALKED to the party yesterday. He didn't go by car.
She SAID she didn't take his money. So I believe her.
She said SHE didn't take his money. But someone else did.
She said she didn't take HIS money. She took someone else's money.

 

Table 3: Proposed SE model vs. reference models

Ref0 Ref-WE SE

 

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