Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)
In order to complete a computational model of speech production incorporating the relations between neuromotor, biomechanical and aerodynamic levels of description, a means for assigning linguistically relevant input strings is needed. This paper describes a two-phase curve-fitting and template matching method for mapping between phonemes and articulator movement behavior based on via point estimation. Among other things via point estimation provides a good means of data compression and the estimation software has proved to be an excellent empirical tool.
Bibliographic reference. Vatikiotis-Bateson, Eric / Tiede, Mark K. / Wada, Y. / Gracco, Vincent / Kawato, Mitsuo (1994): "Phoneme extraction using via point estimation of real speech", In ICSLP-1994, 631-634.