Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Exploratory Analysis of Linguistic Data Based on Genetic Algorithm for Robust Modeling of the Segmental Duration of Speech

Edmilson Morais, Fábio Violaro

State University of Campinas, Brazil

This work presents a new method for exploratory analysis of linguistic data. This new method is based on Genetic Algorithm and it is used to improve the performance of linear regression models for predicting the segmental duration of speech. The proposed method was compared with Regression Trees and with a baseline Linear Regression model (a Linear Regression with topologies selected using multivariate analysis of variance). The experimental results has shown that the proposed method presents better generalization performance (properties to deal with database imbalance) than the Regression Trees and the baseline Linear Regression model. All the evaluations presented in this article were carried out using an American English database from the Toshiba Speech Technology Laboratory in Cambridge, UK.

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Bibliographic reference.  Morais, Edmilson / Violaro, Fábio (2005): "Exploratory analysis of linguistic data based on genetic algorithm for robust modeling of the segmental duration of speech", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 3285-3288.