Accession Number:

AD0626659

Title:

TEMPORAL EFFECTS IN SPEECH ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES LAB UNIV OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR

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Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

Two major methods of adjusting the time dimention of speech were investigated. One was linear time normalization and the other was arc-length time normalization. In the experiments conducted the distribution of spectral energy was derived by scanning the output of a bank of vocoder analyzer filters. A hybrid computing facility was employed to accomplish the various methods of speech time adjustment. The perceptual effects of time-adjusted synthesized utterances were investigated in an intelligibility test. A dichotic method of time-compression of speech was studied in which information from alternate time samples was supplied to alternate ears. A comparison of the linear and non-linear methods of time normalization suggests that the arc-length method may be superior for use in automatic speech recognition. A number of potential applications of time adjusted speech and possibilities for future research are suggested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE