Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Cross-Speaker Articulatory Position Data for Phonetic Feature Prediction

Arthur R. Toth, Alan W. Black

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Through the use of a device called an Electromagnetic Articulograph, it is possible to measure the locations of a person's articulators during speech. As more of this data becomes available, one important question is how it can be used. In this paper, we demonstrate that it can improve performance for the recognition of some phonetic features. As articulatory position data is scarce, we also describe experiments that use articulatory position data from one speaker with another and provide results. These experiments use cross-speaker articulatory positions to predict phonetic features.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Toth, Arthur R. / Black, Alan W. (2005): "Cross-speaker articulatory position data for phonetic feature prediction", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 2973-2976.