How efficient is speech ? 1

  title={How efficient is speech ? 1},
  author={R. J. J. H. van Son and Louis C. W. Pols}
Speech is considered an efficient communication channel. This implies that the organization of utterances is such that more speaking effort is directed towards important parts than towards redundant parts. Based on a model of incremental word recognition, the importance of a segment is defined as its contribution to word-disambiguation. This importance is measured as the segmental information content, in bits. On a labeled Dutch speech corpus it is then shown that crucial aspects of the… CONTINUE READING
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