Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 17-21, 2006

On Speech Variation and Word Type Differentiation by Articulatory Feature Representations

Louis ten Bosch, R. Harald Baayen, Mirjam Ernestus

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This paper describes ongoing research aiming at the description of variation in speech as represented by asynchronous articulatory features. We will first illustrate how distances in the articulatory feature space can be used for event detection along speech trajectories in this space. The temporal structure imposed by the cosine distance in articulatory feature space coincides to a large extent with the manual segmentation on phone level. The analysis also indicates that the articulatory feature representation provides better such alignments than the MFCC representation does. Secondly, we will present first results that indicate that articulatory features can be used to probe for acoustic differences in the onsets of Dutch singulars and plurals.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bosch, Louis ten / Baayen, R. Harald / Ernestus, Mirjam (2006): "On speech variation and word type differentiation by articulatory feature representations", In INTERSPEECH-2006, paper 1923-Thu1A3O.2.