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    P-Centre Extraction from Speech: the need for a more reliable measure

    Villing, Rudi and Ward, Tomas E. and Timoney, Joseph (2003) P-Centre Extraction from Speech: the need for a more reliable measure. In: Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2003, July 2003, University College Cork.

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    P-Centres represent the perceptual moments of occurrence of acoustic signals and are an important parameter for duration modelling in speech synthesis applications. While a number of algorithms have been proposed previously to achieve P-Centre extraction it is shown in this paper that none yield reliable measures or are robust in implementation. A software only solution is presented which enables the rhythm setting experiment to be carried out in a reliable and flexible manner

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: P-Centre; Speech rhythm; Psychoacoustics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 1269
    Depositing User: Dr Tomas Ward
    Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2009 16:46
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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