What speech tells us about discourse: The role of prosodic and discourse features in speech act classification


This paper explores the relative importance of discourse features, prosodic features and their fusion in robust classification of speech acts. Five different feature selection algorithms were used to select set of features to improve the robustness of the classification. The results showed that the ensemble-based classifiers performed best in the classification of 12 speech acts using subsets of both prosodic and discourse features. ©2007 IEEE.

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IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings