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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Boundary Deviation of Phonemes in Automatic Segmentation Systems - A Cross Language Study

Nicole Beringer

University of Munich, Germany

This work aims to analyze the boundary deviation of phonemes in automatic segmentation systems of German, American English and Japanese compared to manually set boundaries and across language comparable phonemes. It further gives the deviation per language-specific phoneme of the automatic segmentation compared to the reference segmentation for matching transcripts and a detailed intra-language analysis and cross-language analysis. Given these results an approach is made to improve segment boundaries in automatic segmentation systems.

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Bibliographic reference.  Beringer, Nicole (2003): "Boundary deviation of phonemes in automatic segmentation systems - a cross language study", In ICPhS-15, 1317-1320.