5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Korean Prosodic Break Index Labelling by a New Mixed Method of LDA and VQ

Pyungsu Kang, Jiyoung Kang, Jinyoung Kim

DSP Lab, Electronics Of Engineering, Chonnam National University, Korea

We present a new mixed method of LDA-VQ to predict Korean prosodic break index(PBI) for a given utterance. PBI can be used as an important cue of syntactic discontinuity in continuous speech recognition(CSR). Our proposed method, LDA-VQ model, consists of three steps. At the first step, PBI was predicted with the information of syllable and pause duration through the linear discriminant analysis(LDA) method. At the second step, syllable tone information was used to estimate PBI. In this step we used vector quantization(VQ) for coding the syllable tones and PBI is estimated by tri-tone model. In the last step, two PBI predictors were integrated by a weight factor. The LDA-VQ method was tested on 200 literal style spoken sentences. The experimental results showed 72% accuracy.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kang, Pyungsu / Kang, Jiyoung / Kim, Jinyoung (1998): "Korean prosodic break index labelling by a new mixed method of LDA and VQ", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0264.