Kiyoshi Honda

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Since Lieberman and Crelin (1971) postulated the theory that Neandertals ‘‘could not produce the range of sounds that characterize human speech’’, the potential speech capability of Neandertals has been the subject of hot debate. Lieberman and Crelin claimed that the development of a low laryngeal position was a necessary condition for the realization of a(More)
The possibility of speech processing in the absence of an intelligible acoustic signal has given rise to the idea of a ‘silent speech’ interface, to be used as an aid for the speech-handicapped, or as part of a communications system operating in silence-required or high-background-noise environments. The article first outlines the emergence of the silent(More)
A physiological articulatory model has been constructed using a fast computation method, which replicates midsagittal regions of the speech organs to simulate articulatory movements during speech. This study aims to improve the accuracy of modeling by using the displacement-based finite-element method and to develop a new approach for controlling the model.(More)
Tatsuya Kitamura , Hironori Takemoto, Kiyoshi Honda, Yasuhiro Shimada, Ichiro Fujimoto, Yuko Syakudo, Shinobu Masaki, Kagayaki Kuroda, Noboru Oku-uchi and Michio Senda ATR Human Information Science Laboratories, 2–2–2 Hikaridai, ‘‘Keihanna Science City,’’ Kyoto, 619–0288 Japan ATR Brain Activity Imaging Center, 2–2–2 Hikaridai, ‘‘Keihanna Science City,’’(More)
A 3D cine-MRI technique was developed based on a synchronized sampling method [Masaki et al., J. Acoust. Soc. Jpn. E 20, 375-379 (1999)] to measure the temporal changes in the vocal tract area function during a short utterance /aiueo/ in Japanese. A time series of head-neck volumes was obtained after 640 repetitions of the utterance produced by a male(More)
Open Source Web GIS software systems have reached a stage of maturity, sophistication, robustness and stability, and usability and user friendliness rivalling that of commercial, proprietary GIS and Web GIS server products. The Open Source Web GIS community is also actively embracing OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) standards, including WMS (Web Map(More)
The acoustic effects of the laryngeal cavity on the vocal tract resonance were investigated by using vocal tract area functions for the five Japanese vowels obtained from an adult male speaker. Transfer functions were examined with the laryngeal cavity eliminated from the whole vocal tract, volume velocity distribution patterns were calculated, and(More)
In Noh, a traditional performing art of Japan, extremely expressive voice quality is used to convey an emotional message. A periodicity of voice appears responsible for these special effects. Acoustic signals were recorded for selected portions of dramatic singing in order to study the acoustic effects of delicate voice control by a master of the Konparu(More)
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The hypopharyngeal cavities consist of the laryngeal cavity and bilateral piriform fossa, constituting the bottom part of the vocal tract near the larynx. Visualisation of these cavities with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques reveals that during speech, the laryngeal cavity takes the form of a long-neck flask and the piriform fossa takes the form(More)