To provide an appropriate model for perception of temporal structures of speech, we applied a comprehensive computational model of the human auditory peripherals to detect changes in speech signals that potentially indicate arrivals of new events. In each tonotopic sub-band, an increase in the activation level was taken into account for the plausibility of a new event, while a decrease was ignored. The total contour obtained by integrating the sub-band information exhibited sharp peaks and dips compared to the loudness contour. A quantitative evaluation to estimate the speaking rate of natural speech also demonstrated that the event-plausibility model performs better than the loudness model.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Dec 1|
|Event||9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology - Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 2005 Sep 4 → 2005 Sep 8
|Conference||9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology|
|Period||05/9/4 → 05/9/8|
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