ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999

Formant tracking using segmental phonemic information

Minkyu Lee, Jan van Santen, Bernd Möbius, Joseph Olive

A new formant tracking algorithm using phoneme depen-dent nominal formant values is tested. The algorithmcon-sists of three phases: (1) analysis, (2) segmentation, and (3) formant tracking. In the analysis phase, formant can-didates are obtained by solving for the roots of the lin-ear prediction polynomial. In the segmentation phase, the input text is converted into a sequence of phonemic symbols. Then the sequence is time aligned with the speech utterance. Finally, a set of formant candidates that are close to the nominal formant estimates while satisfy-ing the continuity constraints are chosen. The new algo-rithm significantly reduces the formant tracking error rate (3.62%) over a formant tracking algorithmusing only con-tinuity constraints (13.04%). We will also discuss how to further reduce the tracking error rate.

doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-615

Cite as: Lee, M., Santen, J.v., Möbius, B., Olive, J. (1999) Formant tracking using segmental phonemic information. Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999), 2789-2792, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-615

  author={Minkyu Lee and Jan van Santen and Bernd Möbius and Joseph Olive},
  title={{Formant tracking using segmental phonemic information}},
  booktitle={Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999)},