Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Modeling the Production of VCV Sequences via the Inversion of a Biomechanical Model of the Tongue

Pascal Perrier (1), Liang Ma (1), Yohan Payan (2)

(1) ICP-CNRS, Grenoble, France; (2) TIMC-CNRS, France

A control model of the production of VCV sequences is presented, which consists in three main parts: a static forward model of the relations between motor commands and acoustic properties; the specification of targets in the perceptual space; a planning procedure based on optimization principles. Examples of simulations generated with this model illustrate how it can be used to assess theories and models of coarticulation in speech.

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Bibliographic reference.  Perrier, Pascal / Ma, Liang / Payan, Yohan (2005): "Modeling the production of VCV sequences via the inversion of a biomechanical model of the tongue", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 1041-1044.