Third European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Berlin, Germany
September 22-25, 1993


Automatic Recognition of Arabic Stop Consonants

Abdelkader Betari, Remy Bulot

G.I.A., Luminy Science Faculty, Marseille, France

Standard Arabic is distinctive from other Indo-European languages by the articulation of sounds in the back part of the vocal track, by the feature of gemination and by the complexity of certain consonants from a velarisation. The stop consonants of Arabic do not escape these particularities and form the object of our study within the frame of speech recognition. With the help of a mixed system using Prolog rules and neural networks conjointly, we locate and identify the occlusives of Arabic as well as the nasal consonants in an ascendant phase of Acoustic-Phonetic Decoding. Keywords : Acoustic-Phonetic Decoding, standard Arabic, Prolog, neural network.

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Bibliographic reference.  Betari, Abdelkader / Bulot, Remy (1993): "Automatic recognition of arabic stop consonants", In EUROSPEECH'93, 453-456.