EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
This paper presents a novel algorithm for precise spotting of plosives. The algorithm is based on a pattern matching technique implemented with margin classifiers, such as support vector machines (SVM). A special hierarchical treatment to overcome the problem of fricative and false silence detection is presented. It uses the loss-based multi-class decisions. Furthermore, a method for smoothing the overall decisions by sequential linear programming is described. The proposed algorithm was tested on the TIMIT corpus, which produced a very high spotting accuracy. The algorithm presented here is applied to plosives detection, but can easily be adapted to any class of phonemes.
Bibliographic reference. Keshet, Joseph / Chazan, Dan / Bobrovsky, Ben-Zion (2001): "Plosive spotting with margin classifiers", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1637-1640.