Accession Number : AD0430194


Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF SPEECH SPECTRA IN TERMS OF A MODEL OF ARTICULATION,


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS


Personal Author(s) : Heinz,J M


Report Date : Sep 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : Research is possible with these programs to compare an internally generated spectrum with an actual speech spectrum and to vary manually the input parameters until an optimum match is obtained. The results of the match are parameters which relate to the physical dimensions of the vocal tract and thus make it possible to study the dynamics of the articulatory system through analyses of the acoustic signal. Currently, data are being collected by this procedure, particularly in the vicinity of vowel-consonant boundaries. The program will prove useful also for investigating other possible models for generating vocal-tract area functions from the specification of a small number of parameters. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SPEECH , *SPEECH , SYMPOSIA , PRODUCTION , INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES , PHYSIOLOGY , ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES , COMPUTERS , VOICE COMMUNICATIONS , FREQUENCY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE