Shu-Chuan Tseng


2014

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Phone Boundary Annotation in Conversational Speech
Yi-Fen Liu | Shu-Chuan Tseng | J.-S. Roger Jang
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

Phone-aligned spoken corpora are indispensable language resources for quantitative linguistic analyses and automatic speech systems. However, producing this type of data resources is not an easy task due to high costs of time and man power as well as difficulties of applying valid annotation criteria and achieving reliable inter-labeler’s consistency. Among different types of spoken corpora, conversational speech that is often filled with extreme reduction and varying pronunciation variants is particularly challenging. By adopting a combined verification procedure, we obtained reasonably good annotation results. Preliminary phone boundaries that were automatically generated by a phone aligner were provided to human labelers for verifying. Instead of making use of the visualization of acoustic cues, the labelers should solely rely on their perceptual judgments to locate a position that best separates two adjacent phones. Impressionistic judgments in cases of reduction and segment deletion were helpful and necessary, as they balanced subtle nuance caused by differences in perception.

2013

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Lexical Coverage in Taiwan Mandarin Conversation
Shu-Chuan Tseng
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 18, Number 1, March 2013

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International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 18, Number 3, September 2013-Special Issue on Processing Lexical Tones in Natural Speech
Shu-Chuan Tseng
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 18, Number 3, September 2013-Special Issue on Processing Lexical Tones in Natural Speech

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Tones of Reduced T1-T4 Mandarin Disyllables
Shu-Chuan Tseng | Alexander Soemer | Tzu-Lun Lee
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 18, Number 3, September 2013-Special Issue on Processing Lexical Tones in Natural Speech

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A Quantitative Comparative Study of Prosodic and Discourse Units, the Case of French and Taiwan Mandarin
Laurent Prévot | Shu-Chuan Tseng | Alvin Cheng-Hsien Chen | Klim Peshkov
Proceedings of the 27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation (PACLIC 27)

2006

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Discourse functions of duration in Mandarin: resource design and implementation
Dafydd Gibbon | Shu-Chuan Tseng
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

A dedicated resource, consisting of annotated speech tools, and workflow design, was developed for the detailed investigation of discourse phenomena in Taiwan Mandarin. The discourse phenomena have functions which are associated with positions in utterances, and temporal properties, and include discourse markers (“NAGE”, “NA”, e.g. “hesitation”, “utterance initiation”), discourse particles (“A”, e.g. “utterance finality”, “utterance continuity”, “focus”, etc.), and fillers (“UHN”, “hesitation”). The distribution of particles in relation to their position in utterances and the temporal properties of particles are investigated. The results of the investigation diverge considerably from claims in existing grammars of Mandarin with respect to utterance position, and show in general greater length than for regular syllables. These properties suggest the possibility of developing an automatic discourse item tagger.

2005

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Mandarin Topic-oriented Conversations
Shu-Chuan Tseng
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 10, Number 2, June 2005: Special Issue on Annotated Speech Corpora

2001

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Highlighting Utterances in Chinese Spoken Discourse
Shu-Chuan Tseng
Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

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The Structure of Polysemy : A Study of Multi-sense Words Based on WordNet
Jen-Yi Lin | Chang-Hua Yang | Shu-Chuan Tseng | Chu-Ren Huang
Proceedings of the 16th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

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Toward a Large Spontaneous Mandarin Dialogue Corpus
Shu-Chuan Tseng
Proceedings of the Second SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

2000

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Modelling Speech Repairs in German and Mandarin Chinese Spoken Dialogues
Shu-Chuan Tseng
COLING 2000 Volume 2: The 18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics