Phonetic network representation of phoneme sequences based on CVC-unit concatenation

Kazuyo Tanaka*, Satoru Hayamizu, Kozo Ohta

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This research aims to acquire general rules for describing acoustic-phonetic variations of speech in symbolic domain. Concrete methods are presented for acoustic-phonetic variation representation and variation pattern acquisition from a real speech database. The variation patterns are formulated in the framework of a phonetic network by resolving the patterns into CVC-type units. Reversely the network of a speech is composed by concatenating CVC-type units. The acquisition of the network variations is made by estimating the arc's weights of each CVC-type sub-network from the database. This database consists of a phonetically balanced word set containing 1542 words, and all samples of these were labled into compact phonetic segments, called APSEG labels. The resulting arc's weights are filed into a Network-Pattern (NP) table. The sorting and clustering of the sub-network patterns are carried out by revising this table by quantizing the arc's weights.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
JournalDenshi Gijutsu Sogo Kenkyusho Iho/Bulletin of the Electrotechnical Laboratory
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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