Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Exploiting Acoustic-Phonetic Knowledge and Neural Networks for Stop Recognition

Linda Djezzar, Jean-Paul Haton

CRIN-CNRS & INRIA Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France

A hybrid acoustic-phonetic decoder was developed to recognize intervocalic stop consonants. This recognizer combines the advantages of both explicit acoustic-phonetic knowledge and neural networks. It has been trained and tested on three corpora of continuous speech multispeakers. The statistical tests indicated that the recognition order was: %k (93%) > %t (87%) > %p (84%), and that the three stops were better identified in back and rounded front contexts. To evaluate the efficiency of the acoustic-phonetic knowledge, we compared the hybrid recognizer results to those of a neural recognizer which uses cepstrum coefficients (MFCC). The statistical tests indicated that the former were generally better than the latter.

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Bibliographic reference.  Djezzar, Linda / Haton, Jean-Paul (1995): "Exploiting acoustic-phonetic knowledge and neural networks for stop recognition", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 2217-2220.