97-289 Dorea C., Galves A., Kira E., Pereira Alencar A.
Markovian modeling of the stress contours of Brazilian and European Portuguese (27K, LaTeX) May 21, 97
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Abstract. This work addresses the question of modeling the stress contours of Brazilian and Modern European Portuguese as high order Markov chains. We discuss three criteria to select the order of the chain: the {\sl Akaike's Information Criterion}, the {\sl Bayesian Information Criterion} and the {\sl Minimum Entropy Criterion}. A statistical analysis of a sample of spontaneous speech from both dialects, indicates that the corresponding Markov chains have the same order, but with different laws.

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