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Advances in very low bit-rate speech coding using recognition and synthesis techniques

BAUDOIN, G., CAPMAN, F., ČERNOCKÝ, J., EL CHAMI, F., CHARBIT, M., CHOLLET, G., PETROVSKA-DELACRETAZ, D.

Original Title

Advances in very low bit-rate speech coding using recognition and synthesis techniques

English Title

Advances in very low bit-rate speech coding using recognition and synthesis techniques

Type

journal article - other

Language

en

Original Abstract

Many current systems for automatic speech processing rely on sub-word units defined using phonetic knowledge. Our paper presents an alternative to this approach -- determination of speech units using {ALISP} (Automatic Language Independent Speech Processing) techniques. Such units were experimentally tested in a very low bit rate phonetic vocoder, where mean bit rates of hundreds bps for unit encoding were achieved. Improvements of the proposed coder and some links to ``classical'' approaches of speech synthesis are discussed. Based on the results of comparison of an ALISP segmentation with a phonetic alignment, we comment on the potential use of automatically derived units in speech recognition, speaker verification and language identification.

English abstract

Many current systems for automatic speech processing rely on sub-word units defined using phonetic knowledge. Our paper presents an alternative to this approach -- determination of speech units using {ALISP} (Automatic Language Independent Speech Processing) techniques. Such units were experimentally tested in a very low bit rate phonetic vocoder, where mean bit rates of hundreds bps for unit encoding were achieved. Improvements of the proposed coder and some links to ``classical'' approaches of speech synthesis are discussed. Based on the results of comparison of an ALISP segmentation with a phonetic alignment, we comment on the potential use of automatically derived units in speech recognition, speaker verification and language identification.

Keywords

speech coding, very low bit-rate, data-driven units, ALISP

RIV year

2004

Released

30.09.2002

Publisher

Springer Verlag

ISBN

3-540-44129-8

Book

Proc. 5th International Conference Text, Speech and Dialogue, TSD2002

Pages from

269

Pages to

276

Pages count

8

URL

Documents

BibTex


@article{BUT41073,
  author="Genevieve {Baudoin} and Francois {Capman} and Jan {Černocký} and Fadi {El Chami} and Maurice {Charbit} and Gerard {Chollet} and Dijana {Petrovska-Delacretaz}",
  title="Advances in very low bit-rate speech coding using recognition and synthesis techniques",
  annote="Many current systems for automatic speech processing rely on sub-word units defined using phonetic knowledge. Our paper presents an alternative to this approach -- determination of speech units using {ALISP} (Automatic Language Independent Speech Processing) techniques. Such units were experimentally tested in a very low bit rate phonetic vocoder, where mean bit rates of hundreds bps for unit encoding were achieved. Improvements of the proposed coder and some links to ``classical'' approaches of speech synthesis are discussed. Based on the results of comparison of an ALISP segmentation with a phonetic alignment, we comment on the potential use of automatically derived units in speech recognition, speaker verification and language identification.",
  address="Springer Verlag",
  booktitle="Proc. 5th International Conference Text, Speech and Dialogue, TSD2002",
  chapter="41073",
  institution="Springer Verlag",
  journal="Lecture Notes in Computer Science (IF 0,513)",
  number="2448",
  volume="2002",
  year="2002",
  month="september",
  pages="269--276",
  publisher="Springer Verlag",
  type="journal article - other"
}