4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Novel Speech Processing Mechanism Derived from Auditory Neocortical Circuit Analysis

Boris Aleksandrovsky, James Whitson, Gretchen Andes, Gary Lynch, Richard Granger

Information and Computer Science Department, University of California at Irvine and Intrinsic Circuits, Inc., Irvine, CA, USA

Analysis of the prominent anatomical and physiological features of auditory thalamus and neocortex has enabled construction of models designed to identify functionality emergent from these biological circuits. These models have recently been shown to provide powerful computational mechanisms for processing of continuous time-varying sequences such as speech; testing on speech databases has yielded positive initial results that are reported here. The model constitutes a novel hypothesis of underlying functions of auditory neocortex, and also represents a novel approach to speech processing.

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Bibliographic reference.  Aleksandrovsky, Boris / Whitson, James / Andes, Gretchen / Lynch, Gary / Granger, Richard (1996): "Novel speech processing mechanism derived from auditory neocortical circuit analysis", In ICSLP-1996, 558-561.