First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

Automatic Phonetic Feature Labelling of Continuous Speech

Mark A. Huckvale, I. S. Howard, William J. Barry

Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, UK

This paper updates our previous work on the automatic phonetic feature analysis of speech. Previously we have described how a bank of feature-detectors can be used as a front-end to traditional speech recognition pattern matching algorithms, with increased performance in speaker-in-dependent isolated word recognition over purely acoustic front-ends. In this paper we extend the feature analysis to continuous speech: describing the labelling methodology and the additional classification performance of neural network classifiers over the Bayes normal classifier.

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Bibliographic reference.  Huckvale, Mark A. / Howard, I. S. / Barry, William J. (1989): "Automatic phonetic feature labelling of continuous speech", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 2565-2568.