14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999


The APEX Model as a Tool in the Specification of Speaker-Specific Articulatory Behavior

Johan Stark (1), Christine Ericsdotter (1), Peter Branderud (1), Johan Sundberg (2), Hans-Jerker Lundberg (3), Jaroslava Lander (4)

(1) Stockholm University; (2) Royal Institute of Technology; (3) Danderyd Hospital; (4) Södersjukhuset;
Stockholm, Sweden

This paper presents a description of the APEX speech production model and some of its main current capabilities. We describe an ongoing X-ray project initiated to calibrate APEX according to individual speaker characteristics and to obtain data on how articulatory movements are coordinated in the coarticulation of Swedish vowels and stops. The mapping of the X-ray data onto APEX parameters is also illustrated.

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Bibliographic reference.  Stark, Johan / Ericsdotter, Christine / Branderud, Peter / Sundberg, Johan / Lundberg, Hans-Jerker / Lander, Jaroslava (1999): "The APEX model as a tool in the specification of speaker-specific articulatory behavior", In ICPhS-14, 2279-2282.