Third ESCA/COCOSDA Workshop on Speech Synthesis
November 26-29, 1998
Based on a set of 3D vocal tract images obtained by MRI, a 3D statistical articulatory model has been built using guided Principal Component Analysis. It constitutes an extension to the lateral dimension of the mid-sagittal model previously developed from a radiofilm recorded on the same subject. The parameters of the 2D model have been found to be good predictors of the 3D shapes, for most configurations. A first evaluation of the model in terms of area functions and formants is presented.
Bibliographic reference. Badin, Pierre / Bailly, Gérard / Raybaudi, M. / Segebarth, C. (1998): "A Three-dimensional Linear Articulatory Model Based on MRI Data", In SSW3-1998, 249-254.