Automatic Blind Syllable Segmentation for Continuous Speech

Villing, Rudi and Timoney, Joseph and Ward, Tomas E. (2004) Automatic Blind Syllable Segmentation for Continuous Speech. In: Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2004, 30 June - 2 July 2004, Queens University, Belfast.

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In this paper a simple practical method for blind segmentation of continuous speech into its constituent syllables is presented. This technique which uses amplitude onset velocity and coarse spectral makeup to identify syllable boundaries is tested on a corpus of continuous speech and compared with an established segmentation algorithm. The results show substantial performance benefit using the proposed algorithm.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Syllable segmentation; syllable boundary detection; speech perception;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 1268
Depositing User: Dr Tomas Ward
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2009 16:28
Refereed: Yes

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