Articulatory movement formation by kinematic triphone model

Okadome Takesi, Tokihiko Kaburagi, Masaaki Honda

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The method described here predicts the trajectories of articulatory movements by using a kinematic triphone model and the minimum-acceleration model. The kinematic triphone model, which is constructed from articulatory data obtained in the experiments using a magnetic sensor system, is characterized by three optimized kinematic features for a triphone and by the intervals between two successive phonemes in the triphone. After a kinematic feature for a phoneme in a given sentence is extracted, the minimum-acceleration trajectory which coincides with the extremum of the time integral of the square of the magnitude of acceleration of the point is formulated. The calculation of the minimum-acceleration requires only linear computation. The method predicts both the qualitative features and the quantitative details experimentally observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)II-469 - II-474
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 'Human Communication and Cybernetics' - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: Oct 12 1999Oct 15 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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