Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
(EUROSPEECH'99)

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Relations between Utterance Speed and Articulatory Movements

Takeshi Okadome, Tokihiko Kaburagi, Masaaki Honda

NTTLaboratories/CREST, JST, 3-1 Morinosato-Wakamiya, Atsugi 243-0198, Japan

A relation between utterance speed and the amount articulatory behavior for each phoneme reduces is investigated on the basis of the articulatory data taken by using a magnetic sensory system. The relation between the utterance speed and the change of the utterance timing for each phoneme is also focused on. Two linear-regression models are proposed: one predicts reduced articulatory movements and the other adjusts the utterance timing of each phoneme according to the utterance speed.


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Bibliographic reference.  Okadome, Takeshi / Kaburagi, Tokihiko / Honda, Masaaki (1999): "Relations between utterance speed and articulatory movements", In EUROSPEECH'99, 137-140.