Third European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Berlin, Germany
September 22-25, 1993


Data-Driven Identification of Poly- and Mono-phonemes for four European Languages

Ove Andersen (1), Paul Dalsgaard (1), William Barry (2)

(1) Center for Personkommunikation, Aalborg University, Denmark
(2) Phonetik/Phonologie, Universitat des Saarlandes, Germany

This research concerns the identification of a set of multi-lingual poly-phonemes, which are considered similar enough to be defined across a number of European languages. Results are given of a data-driven approach contrasting to our earlier approach, which was based on auditory phonetic decisions and phonetic statements in the literature. The results show that it is possible to substitute language-specific models with corresponding poly-phonemes trained on other languages and in doing so increase the performance.

Keywords: Phoneme identification, language-independent poly-phonemes, language-dependent mono-phonemes.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Andersen, Ove / Dalsgaard, Paul / Barry, William (1993): "Data-driven identification of poly- and mono-phonemes for four european languages", In EUROSPEECH'93, 759-762.