5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Magnetic Resonance Measurements of the Velum Port Opening

Didier Demolin, Véronique Lecuit, Thierry Metens, Bruno Nazarian, Alain Soquet

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

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.

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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.