10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

Using Durational Cues in a Computational Model of Spoken-Word Recognition

Odette Scharenborg

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Evidence that listeners use durational cues to help resolve temporarily ambiguous speech input has accumulated over the past few years. In this paper, we investigate whether durational cues are also beneficial for word recognition in a computational model of spoken-word recognition. Two sets of simulations were carried out using the acoustic signal as input. The simulations showed that the computational model, like humans, takes benefit from durational cues during word recognition, and uses these to disambiguate the speech signal. These results thus provide support for the theory that durational cues play a role in spoken-word recognition.

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Bibliographic reference.  Scharenborg, Odette (2009): "Using durational cues in a computational model of spoken-word recognition", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 1675-1678.