ESCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on
Speech Input/Output Assessment and Speech Databases

Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
September 20-23, 1989

An Acoustic-Phonetic Formalism for Database Access

Jan P. M. Hendriks

PTT Research Neher Laboratories, Leidschendam, The Netherlands

Large amounts of speech and speech-related information are being stored in the course of several speech database projects, under development in different laboratories. Since each database has its own structure, each also has its own access mechanism. In this paper, a formalism is presented that may be used as a generic access mechanism for speech related information. Since the formalism does not depend upon the structure of the database, the user may for the purpose of query formulation abstract from many of the database-internal details.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hendriks, Jan P. M. (1989): "An acoustic-phonetic formalism for database access", In SIOA-1989, Vol.2, 187-190.