4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

"Blind" Speech Segmentation: Automatic Segmentation of Speech Without Linguistic Knowledge

Manish Sharma (1), Richard J. Mammone (2)

(1) SpeakEZ, Inc., a subsidiary of T-NETIX, Inc., Piscataway, NJ, USA
(2) CAIP Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA

A new automatic speech segmentation procedure, called the "Blind" speech segmentation, is presented. This procedure allows a speech sample to be segmented into sub-word units without the knowledge of any linguistic information (such as, orthographic or phonetic transcription). Hence, this procedure involves finding the optimal number of sub-word segments in the given speech sample, before locating the sub-word segment boundaries.

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Bibliographic reference.  Sharma, Manish / Mammone, Richard J. (1996): ""blind" speech segmentation: automatic segmentation of speech without linguistic knowledge", In ICSLP-1996, 1237-1240.