First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

Automatic Segmentation of Spanish Speech Into Syllables

Asunción Moreno, P. Armas, Jose B. Marino, E. Masgrau

Dpto. Teoria de la Senal y Comunicaciones, U.P.C., Barcelona, Spain

This paper presents an algorithm that provides a syllabic segmentation of speech following the syllabification rules of Spanish language. The implemented algorithm is divided into two parts. First, an initial segmentation is made based on energy contour, sonority and duration. Second, a fine adjustement of syllable boundaries and final segmentation is made by applying syllabic rules.

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Bibliographic reference.  Moreno, Asunción / Armas, P. / Marino, Jose B. / Masgrau, E. (1989): "Automatic segmentation of Spanish speech into syllables", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 2075-2078.