5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
M.R.I. techniques have been used to describe velum opening of French vowels. Data based on 18 joined axial slices of 4 mm thickness were recorded with two subjects. Differences in velum opening are calculated from areas measured in the tract between the lowered velum and the back pharynx wall. A 3 D modelling of this tract is also proposed.
Bibliographic reference. Demolin, Didier / Lecuit, Véronique / Metens, Thierry / Nazarian, Bruno / Soquet, Alain (1998): "Magnetic resonance measurements of the velum port opening", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0532.