Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Phoneme Extraction Using Via Point Estimation of Real Speech

Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson (1), Mark K. Tiede (1), Y. Wada (2), Vincent Gracco (3), Mitsuo Kawato (1)

(1) ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
(2) Kawasaki Steel Company, Chiba, Japan
(3) Haskins Laboratories, CT, USA

In order to complete a computational model of speech production incorporating the relations between neuromotor, biomechanical and aerodynamic levels of description, a means for assigning linguistically relevant input strings is needed. This paper describes a two-phase curve-fitting and template matching method for mapping between phonemes and articulator movement behavior based on via point estimation. Among other things via point estimation provides a good means of data compression and the estimation software has proved to be an excellent empirical tool.

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Bibliographic reference.  Vatikiotis-Bateson, Eric / Tiede, Mark K. / Wada, Y. / Gracco, Vincent / Kawato, Mitsuo (1994): "Phoneme extraction using via point estimation of real speech", In ICSLP-1994, 631-634.