Modeling Word Durations

  title={Modeling Word Durations},
  author={Venkata Ramana},
We describe a new method of modeling duration at word level. These duration models are easily trained from the acoustic training data and can be used to rescore N−best lists of recognition hypotheses. The models capture some of the well known durational effects such as prepausal lengthening. They incorporate a simple back off mechanism to handle unseen… CONTINUE READING