Third European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Berlin, Germany
September 22-25, 1993


Analysing Connected Speech With Wavelets: Some Italian Data

Francesco Cutugno, Pietro Maturi

C.I.R.A.S.S., Universita di Napoli, Napoli, Italy

We discuss here the results of the application of a wavelet-transform analysis system to a small number of items of Italian connected speech from a large Italian database. In particular, we wish to emphasize the importance of a quasi-auditory analysis in the search of the acoustic correlates of perceptually distinctive features in connected speech. In this kind of speech, in fact, the acoustic data very often differ a big deal from those found in isolated, slowly uttered (nonsense) words, on which most of the acoustic phonetic research has been based so far. Some comparison between these two kinds of spoken materials analysed with wavelets is also attempted.

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Bibliographic reference.  Cutugno, Francesco / Maturi, Pietro (1993): "Analysing connected speech with wavelets: some Italian data", In EUROSPEECH'93, 389-392.