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6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)
Speaking is generally considered efficient, in that less effort is spent articulating more redundant items. Two possible mechanisms for this optimization are tested. The use of prosodic structure, i.e., lexical stress and sentence accent, to (de-)emphasize (un-)important words, and the facilitation of syllable-articulation by retrieving often used motor-programs from memory. Such a "stored versus computed" principle in syllable articulation would implicitly result in efficient speech because ofdoi:10.21437/icslp.2000-760 fatcat:fprr4c3jnzcijmi6k4avxil3mm