Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 12-15, 1994
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, USA

Biomechanical and Physiologically based Speech Modeling

Reiner Wilhelms-Tricarico, Joseph S. Perkell

RLE, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Improvements in speech synthesis may be achieved through an increased understanding of the actual physiology and control of speech production. Towards this end, a 3-dimensional dynamic finite-element tongue model is described which is the first component of a research project directed at a physiologically based computer simulation of the vocal tract.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wilhelms-Tricarico, Reiner / Perkell, Joseph S. (1994): "Biomechanical and physiologically based speech modeling", In SSW2-1994, 17-20.