5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Automatic Identification of Phoneme Boundaries Using a Mixed Parameter Model

Paul Micallef (1), Ted Chilton (2)

(1) Dept. of Communications and Computer Engineering, University of Malta
(2) School of Electronic Engineering, Information Technology and Mathematics, University of Surrey, UK

The identification of phoneme boundaries in continuous speech is an important problem in areas of speech recognition and synthesis. The use of robust parameters to allow a trained data set obtained from one language to be used for boundary identification in another language is being investigated. In particular the use of mixed time- frequency rate parameters, and the training on the change of the rate parameters at acoustic boundaries is reported.

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Bibliographic reference.  Micallef, Paul / Chilton, Ted (1997): "Automatic identification of phoneme boundaries using a mixed parameter model", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 485-488.