European Conference on Speech Technology

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
September 1987

Speaker Normalisation for a Vowel Identifier Based on Robust Formant Extraction

D. H. Deterding

Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, University of Essex, UK

A speaker-independent method of recognising vowels by means of matching sets of formants against templates is introduced. The formants are derived by solving for the roots of linear prediction polynomials. There is a single template for each vowel. The method works well for male speakers but is not so successful with females.

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Bibliographic reference.  Deterding, D. H. (1987): "Speaker normalisation for a vowel identifier based on robust formant extraction", In ECST-1987, 1313-1316.