EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


A Dutch Treatment of an Elitist Approach to Articulatory-Acoustic Feature Classification

Mirjam Wester (1), Steven Greenberg (2), Shuangyu Chang (2)

(1) Nijmegen University, The Netherlands
(2) International Computer Science Institute, USA

A novel approach to articulatory-acoustic feature extraction has been developed for enhancing the accuracy of classification associated with place and manner of articulation information. This "elitist" approach is tested on a corpus of spontaneous Dutch using two different systems, one trained on a subset of the same corpus, the other trained on a corpus from a different language (American English). The feature dimensions, voicing and manner of articulation transfer relatively well between the two languages. However, place information transfers less well. Manner-specific training can be used to improve classification of articulatory place information.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wester, Mirjam / Greenberg, Steven / Chang, Shuangyu (2001): "A dutch treatment of an elitist approach to articulatory-acoustic feature classification", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1729-1732.