5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

A HMM-Based Recognition System for Perceptive Relevant Pitch Movements of Spontaneous German Speech

Christel Brindöpke, Gernot A. Fink, Franz Kummert, Gerhard Sagerer

University Bielefeld, Germany

This paper presents an HMM-based recognition system for perceptive relevant pitch movements of spontaneous German speech. The pitch movements are defined according to the perceptively and phonetically motivated IPO-approach to intonation. For recognition we use a hybrid approach combining polynomial classification with Hidden Markov Modelling. The recognition is based only on the speech signal, its fundamental frequency and eleven derived features. We evaluate the system on a speaker independent recognition task.

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Bibliographic reference.  Brindöpke, Christel / Fink, Gernot A. / Kummert, Franz / Sagerer, Gerhard (1998): "A HMM-based recognition system for perceptive relevant pitch movements of spontaneous German speech", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0503.