Timing Models for Prosody and Cross-Word Coarticulation in Connected Speech

@inproceedings{Beckman1989TimingMF,
  title={Timing Models for Prosody and Cross-Word Coarticulation in Connected Speech},
  author={Mary E. Beckman},
  booktitle={HLT},
  year={1989}
}
Gauging durations of acoustic intervals is useful for recognizing the phrasing and stress pattern of an utterance. It aids in the recognition of segments that are differentiated by duration, and it can improve segment recognition in general because knowing the stress and phrasing reduces the vocabulary search space. However, models of speech timing that compute acoustic segment lengths cannot capture spectral dynamics, and they rapidly become unwieldy in connected speech, where many effects… CONTINUE READING