C1: Information Density and the Predictability of Phonetic Structure

Project C1 addresses the relation between information density and linguistic encoding in phonetics and human speech processing. In the second funding period, an elaborate account of the prosodic hierarchy and its interaction with the ID profile of utterances will be implemented. The project will also investigate effects of channel characteristics and audience design on production and perception. With respect to methodology, the project will develop a procedure for evaluating the contribution of phonetic features to the informativity of linguistic units and investigate the combination of language models across different linguistic levels.

Publications

2020

Raveh, Eran; Twig, Maya; Möbius, Bernd; Zehavi, Oded

Prosodic alignments in shadowed singing of familiar and novel music Inproceedings

Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2020, Tokyo, Japan, 2020.

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Werner, Raphael; Trouvain, Jürgen; Möbius, Bernd

Ein sprachübergreifender Vergleich des Pausenverhaltens natürlicher Sprecher in verschiedenen Sprechtempi mit TTS-Systemen Inproceedings

Elektronische Sprachsignalverarbeitung 2020, Tagungsband der 31. Konferenz , pp. 101-108, TUD Press, Magdeburg, 2020.

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Andreeva, Bistra; Möbius, Bernd; Whang, James

Effects of surprisal and boundary strength on phrase-final lengthening Inproceedings

Proc. 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020, pp. 146-150, 2020.

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Meier, David; Andreeva, Bistra

Einflussfaktoren auf die Wahrnehmung von Prominenz im natürlichen Dialog Inproceedings

Elektronische Sprachsignalverarbeitung 2020, Tagungsband der 31. Konferenz , pp. 257-264, Magdeburg, 2020.

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2019

Brandt, Erika; Andreeva, Bistra; Möbius, Bernd

Information density and vowel dispersion in the productions of Bulgarian L2 speakers of German Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2019), pp. 3165-3169, Melbourne, 2019.

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Whang, James

Effects of phonotactic predictability on sensitivity to phonetic detail Journal Article

Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, 10(1):8 , pp. 1-28, 2019.

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Brandt, Erika

Information density and phonetic structure : explaining segmental variability PhD Thesis

Saarland University, 2019.

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Gessinger, Iona; Möbius, Bernd; Andreeva, Bistra; Raveh, Eran; Steiner, Ingmar

Phonetic accommodation in a Wizard-of-Oz experiment: Intonation and segments Inproceedings

Proceedings of Interspeech 2019, pp. 301-305, Graz, Austria, 2019.

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2018

Brandt, Erika; Zimmerer, Frank; Andreeva, Bistra; Möbius, Bernd

Impact of prosodic structure and information density on dynamic formant trajectories in German Inproceedings

Speech Prosody 2018, Poznan, 2018.

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Zimmerer, Frank; Brandt, Erika; Andreeva, Bistra; Möbius, Bernd

Idiomatic or literal? Production of collocations in German read speech Inproceedings

Speech Prosody 2018, Poznan, 2018.

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Malisz, Zofia; Brand, Erika; Möbius, Bernd; Oh, Yoon Mi; Andreeva, Bistra

Dimensions of segmental variability: interaction of prosody and surprisal in six languages Journal Article

Frontiers in Communication / Language Sciences, 3 (25), pp. 1-18, 2018, (sfb1102, c1, speech rate, information density, surprisal, duration, vowel distinctiveness, spectral emphasis).

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2017

Brandt, Erika; Zimmerer, Frank; Andreeva, Bistra; Möbius, Bernd

Mel-cepstral distortion of German vowels in different information density contexts Inproceedings

Proceedings of Interspeech (Stockholm, Sweden), 2017, (C1, sfb1102).

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Zimmerer, Frank; Andreeva, Bistra; Möbius, Bernd; Malisz, Zofia; Ferragne, Emmanuel; Pellegrino, François; Brandt, Erika

Perzeption von Sprechgeschwindigkeit und der (nicht nachgewiesene) Einfluss von Surprisal Inproceedings

Trouvain, Jürgen; Steiner, Ingmar; Möbius, Bernd (Ed.): Elektronische Sprachsignalverarbeitung 2017 - Tagungsband der 28. Konferenz, Saarbrücken, 15.-17. März 2017. Studientexte zur Sprachkommunikation, Band 86, pp. 174-179, 2017.

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2016

Maguer, Sébastien Le; Möbius, Bernd; Steiner, Ingmar; Lolive, Damien

De l'utilisation de descripteurs issus de la linguistique computationnelle dans le cadre de la synthèse par HMM Inproceedings

Proc. Journées d'Etudes sur la Parole, Paris, 2016.

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Maguer, Sébastien Le; Möbius, Bernd; Steiner, Ingmar

Toward the use of information density based descriptive features in HMM based speech synthesis Inproceedings

8th International Conference on Speech Prosody, pp. 1029-1033, Boston, MA, USA, 2016.

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Schulz, Erika; Oh, Yoon Mi; Malisz, Zofia; Andreeva, Bistra; Möbius, Bernd

Impact of Prosodic Structure and Information Density on Vowel Space Size Inproceedings

Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016 (Boston, MA, USA), pp. 350-354, 2016, (information density, vowel space, prosody, sfb1102).

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Malisz, Zofia; O'Dell, Michael; Nieminen, Tommi; Wagner, Petra

Perspectives on speech timing: Coupled oscillator modeling of Polish and Finnish Journal Article

Phonetica, 73 , pp. 229-255, 2016.

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2015

Schulz, Erika; Malisz, Zofia; Andreeva, Bistra; Möbius, Bernd

Einfluss von Informationsdichte und prosodischer Struktur auf Vokalraumausdehnung Inproceedings

Phonetik und Phonologie 11, Marburg, 2015.

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Malisz, Zofia; Schulz, Erika; Oh, Yoon Mi; Andreeva, Bistra; Möbius, Bernd

Dimensions of segmental variability: relationships between information density and prosodic structure Inproceedings

Workshop "Modeling variability in speech", Stuttgart, 2015.

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Bernd Möbius

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Bistra Andreeva

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Omnia Ibrahim

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Iona Gessinger

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Eran Raveh

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Raphael Werner

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Beeke Muhlack

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Mikey Elmers

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