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What is prosodic analysis of comic speech? What are the controlling ideas and the conclusion of "Humor: Prosody Analysis and Automatic Recognition for FRIENDS" by Amruta Purandare and Diane Litman?

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The key to understanding the main ideas of this article is knowing its purpose. The article is written by two researchers at the Intelligent Systems Program of the University of Pittsburgh. This means that the main point of the research is to help develop artificial intelligence systems that can understand natural human speech.

One of the major problems faced by researchers working on speech recognition is that the meaning of a phrase may vary with the tone. For example, imagine the phrase, "Yeah, right" in two different...

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