10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

An Evaluation of Formant Tracking methods on an Arabic Database

Imen Jemaa (1), Oussama Rekhis (1), Kaïs Ouni (1), Yves Laprie (2)

(1) Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis, Tunisia
(2) LORIA, France

In this paper we present a formant database of Arabic used to evaluate our new automatic formant tracking algorithm based on Fourier ridges detection. In this method we have introduced a continuity constraint based on the computation of centres of gravity for a set of formant candidates. This leads to connect a frame of speech to its neighbours and thus improves the robustness of tracking. The formant trajectories obtained by the algorithm proposed are compared to those of the hand edited formant database and those given by Praat with LPC data.

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Bibliographic reference.  Jemaa, Imen / Rekhis, Oussama / Ouni, Kaïs / Laprie, Yves (2009): "An evaluation of formant tracking methods on an Arabic database", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 1667-1670.