Audible hyperlinks in synthetic speech : effects of speech and non-speech cues on hyperlink perception and sentence comprehension

Dan HAMER-HODGES, Yau Wai, Simon LI, Paul CAIRNS

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsConference paper (refereed)Researchpeer-review

Abstract

This paper describes two empirical experiments investigating the perception of embedded audible hyperlinks, designed using speech and non-speech cues, and their effect on the comprehension of synthetic speech. Results from the first experiment showed high accuracy levels of hyperlink perception and differences in comprehension performance between sentences with hyperlinks and sentences without hyperlinks. Results from the second experiment also showed high accuracy levels of hyperlink perception as well as differences in comprehension performance between two hyperlink designs using different configurations of speech and non-speech cues. The results demonstrate that speech and non-speech cues may be effective in the design of audible hyperlinks however their presence within synthetic sentences may reduce overall comprehensibility. Results also demonstrate that different configurations of speech and non-speech cues used to represent audible hyperlinks effect comprehension processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICAD 05-Eleventh Meeting of the International Conference on Auditory Display, Limerick, Ireland, July 6-9, 2005
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Experiments

Cite this

HAMER-HODGES, D., LI, Y. W. S., & CAIRNS, P. (2005). Audible hyperlinks in synthetic speech : effects of speech and non-speech cues on hyperlink perception and sentence comprehension. In Proceedings of ICAD 05-Eleventh Meeting of the International Conference on Auditory Display, Limerick, Ireland, July 6-9, 2005
HAMER-HODGES, Dan ; LI, Yau Wai, Simon ; CAIRNS, Paul. / Audible hyperlinks in synthetic speech : effects of speech and non-speech cues on hyperlink perception and sentence comprehension. Proceedings of ICAD 05-Eleventh Meeting of the International Conference on Auditory Display, Limerick, Ireland, July 6-9, 2005. 2005.
@inproceedings{735ecfa5b88649b88404384e9a4b8719,
title = "Audible hyperlinks in synthetic speech : effects of speech and non-speech cues on hyperlink perception and sentence comprehension",
abstract = "This paper describes two empirical experiments investigating the perception of embedded audible hyperlinks, designed using speech and non-speech cues, and their effect on the comprehension of synthetic speech. Results from the first experiment showed high accuracy levels of hyperlink perception and differences in comprehension performance between sentences with hyperlinks and sentences without hyperlinks. Results from the second experiment also showed high accuracy levels of hyperlink perception as well as differences in comprehension performance between two hyperlink designs using different configurations of speech and non-speech cues. The results demonstrate that speech and non-speech cues may be effective in the design of audible hyperlinks however their presence within synthetic sentences may reduce overall comprehensibility. Results also demonstrate that different configurations of speech and non-speech cues used to represent audible hyperlinks effect comprehension processes.",
author = "Dan HAMER-HODGES and LI, {Yau Wai, Simon} and Paul CAIRNS",
year = "2005",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
booktitle = "Proceedings of ICAD 05-Eleventh Meeting of the International Conference on Auditory Display, Limerick, Ireland, July 6-9, 2005",

}

HAMER-HODGES, D, LI, YWS & CAIRNS, P 2005, Audible hyperlinks in synthetic speech : effects of speech and non-speech cues on hyperlink perception and sentence comprehension. in Proceedings of ICAD 05-Eleventh Meeting of the International Conference on Auditory Display, Limerick, Ireland, July 6-9, 2005.

Audible hyperlinks in synthetic speech : effects of speech and non-speech cues on hyperlink perception and sentence comprehension. / HAMER-HODGES, Dan; LI, Yau Wai, Simon; CAIRNS, Paul.

Proceedings of ICAD 05-Eleventh Meeting of the International Conference on Auditory Display, Limerick, Ireland, July 6-9, 2005. 2005.

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsConference paper (refereed)Researchpeer-review

TY - GEN

T1 - Audible hyperlinks in synthetic speech : effects of speech and non-speech cues on hyperlink perception and sentence comprehension

AU - HAMER-HODGES, Dan

AU - LI, Yau Wai, Simon

AU - CAIRNS, Paul

PY - 2005/1/1

Y1 - 2005/1/1

N2 - This paper describes two empirical experiments investigating the perception of embedded audible hyperlinks, designed using speech and non-speech cues, and their effect on the comprehension of synthetic speech. Results from the first experiment showed high accuracy levels of hyperlink perception and differences in comprehension performance between sentences with hyperlinks and sentences without hyperlinks. Results from the second experiment also showed high accuracy levels of hyperlink perception as well as differences in comprehension performance between two hyperlink designs using different configurations of speech and non-speech cues. The results demonstrate that speech and non-speech cues may be effective in the design of audible hyperlinks however their presence within synthetic sentences may reduce overall comprehensibility. Results also demonstrate that different configurations of speech and non-speech cues used to represent audible hyperlinks effect comprehension processes.

AB - This paper describes two empirical experiments investigating the perception of embedded audible hyperlinks, designed using speech and non-speech cues, and their effect on the comprehension of synthetic speech. Results from the first experiment showed high accuracy levels of hyperlink perception and differences in comprehension performance between sentences with hyperlinks and sentences without hyperlinks. Results from the second experiment also showed high accuracy levels of hyperlink perception as well as differences in comprehension performance between two hyperlink designs using different configurations of speech and non-speech cues. The results demonstrate that speech and non-speech cues may be effective in the design of audible hyperlinks however their presence within synthetic sentences may reduce overall comprehensibility. Results also demonstrate that different configurations of speech and non-speech cues used to represent audible hyperlinks effect comprehension processes.

UR - http://commons.ln.edu.hk/sw_master/2657

M3 - Conference paper (refereed)

BT - Proceedings of ICAD 05-Eleventh Meeting of the International Conference on Auditory Display, Limerick, Ireland, July 6-9, 2005

ER -

HAMER-HODGES D, LI YWS, CAIRNS P. Audible hyperlinks in synthetic speech : effects of speech and non-speech cues on hyperlink perception and sentence comprehension. In Proceedings of ICAD 05-Eleventh Meeting of the International Conference on Auditory Display, Limerick, Ireland, July 6-9, 2005. 2005