On speech variation and word type differentiation by articulatory feature representations
Ten Bosch, L., Baayen, R. H., & Ernestus, M.
On speech variation and word type differentiation by articulatory feature representations. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2006
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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