Sonority as a Basis for Rhythmic Class Discrimination

  title={Sonority as a Basis for Rhythmic Class Discrimination},
  author={Antonio Galves and Jesus Garcia and Denise França Magalh{\~a}es Duarte and Charlotte Galves},
Recently, several papers, starting with Ramus, Nespor and Mehler (1999), gave evidence that simple statistics of the speech signal could discriminate between different rhythmic classes.In the present paper, we propose a new approach to the problem of finding acoustic correlates of the rhythmic classes. Its main ingredient is a rough measure of sonority defined directly from the spectrogram of the signal. This approach has the major advantage that it can be implemented in an entirely automatic… CONTINUE READING