15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

CASY: The Haskins Configurable Articulatory Synthesizer

Khalil Iskarous (1), Louis M. Goldstein (2), Douglas H. Whalen (1), Mark K. Tiede (1), Philip E. Rubin (1)

(1) Haskins Laboratories, USA
(2) Yale University, USA

In this paper, we outline some recent developments in the Haskins configurable articulatory synthesizer, CASY. The main advances are the adoption of a conic section model of the tongue body, extension of the configurability of the synthesizer parameters to model speaker variation, and the adoption of a new configurable area function model. These developments allow the system to accurately model the static and dynamic properties of the articulatory process, as well as the natural biological variation in the details of the process.

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Bibliographic reference.  Iskarous, Khalil / Goldstein, Louis M. / Whalen, Douglas H. / Tiede, Mark K. / Rubin, Philip E. (2003): "CASY: the Haskins configurable articulatory synthesizer", In ICPhS-15, 185-188.