4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

A Multilingual Phonetic Representation and Analysis System for Different Speech Databases

Toomas Altosaar (1), Matti Karjalainen (1), Martti Vainio (2)

(1) Acoustics Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
(2) Department of Phonetics, University of Helsinki, Finland

A multilingual phonetic representation and analysis system for different speech databases is presented. The need for such a system is first justified and then one is proposed based on the Worldbet phonetic alphabet. A phonetic class hierarchy is developed and a description of the hierarchical structural representation follows. Database access is based on the latter and is accomplished by defining predicate search functions and applying them to a database. Immediate signal analysis of the results is possible since the multilingual phonetic representation system is seamlessly integrated into a digital signal processing environment.

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Bibliographic reference.  Altosaar, Toomas / Karjalainen, Matti / Vainio, Martti (1996): "A multilingual phonetic representation and analysis system for different speech databases", In ICSLP-1996, 1914-1917.