4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Philadelphia, PA, USA
In this paper we present a new automatic male/female classification method based on the location in the frequency domain of the first 2 formants. This classification is based on a new automatic formant extraction which is faster than a peak picking technique. Gender-dependent acoustic-phonetic models stemming from this classification are used in the INRS Continuous speech recognition system with ATIS corpora. An improvement of 14% is obtained with these models in comparison to the baseline speaker-independent system.
Bibliographic reference. Vergin, Rivarol / Farhat, Azarshid / O'Shaughnessy, Douglas (1996): "Robust gender-dependent acoustic-phonetic modelling in continuous speech recognition based on a new automatic male/female classification", In ICSLP-1996, 1081-1084.