Mark Schmidt, Sue Fitt, Christina Scott, and Mervin Jack. Phonetic transcription standards for European names (ONOMASTICA). In Proc. Eurospeech 1993, September 1993. [ bib | .ps | .pdf ]

This paper details the standards identified for phonetic transcription of names as part of the ONOMASTICA project, a European-wide research initiative for the construction of a multi-language pronunciation lexicon of proper names. The main design criteria adopted by the consortium for the development of this multi-language pronunciation dictionary are discussed, including aspects such as phonetic transcription standards, definitions of quality, quality control mechanisms and language specific details concerning phonetic transcription and the annotation of the language of origin.

Hiroshi Shimodaira and Mitsuru Nakai. Accent phrase segmentation using transition probabilities between pitch pattern templates. In Proc. EuroSpeech'93, pages 1767-1770, September 1993. [ bib | .ps.gz ]

This paper proposes a novel method for segmenting continuous speech into accent phrases by using a prosodic feature 'pitch pattern'. The pitch pattern extracted from input speech signals is divided into the accent segments automatically by using the One-Stage DP algorithm, in which reference templates representing various types of accent patterns and connectivity between them are used to find out the optimum sequence of accent segments. In case of making the reference templates from a large number of training data, the LBG clustering algorithm is used to represent typical accent patterns by a small number of templates. Evaluation tests were carried out using the ATR continuous speech database of a male speaker. Experimental results showed more than 91 % of phrase boundaries were correctly detected.

Briony J. Williams. Letter-to-sound rules for the Welsh language. In Proc. Eurospeech '93, Berlin, 1993. [ bib ]

Alan A. Wrench, M.S. Jackson, M. A. Jack, D. S. Soutar, A. G. Robertson, J. Mackenzie Beck, and J. Laver. A speech therapy workstation providing visual feedback of segmental quality. In Proc. Eurospeech '93, Berlin, volume 1, pages 219-222, 1993. [ bib ]

Paul A. Taylor. Automatic recognition of intonation from F0 contours using the rise/fall/connection model. In Proc. Eurospeech '93, Berlin, 1993. [ bib | .ps | .pdf ]

N. Morgan, H. Bourlard, S. Renals, M. Cohen, and H. Franco. Hybrid neural network/hidden Markov model systems for continuous speech recognition. Intl. J. Pattern Recog. and Artific. Intell., 7:899-916, 1993. [ bib ]

Mark Forsyth and M. A. Jack. Duration modelling and multiple codebooks in semi-continuous HMMs for speaker verification. In Proc. European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, pages 319-322, 1993. [ bib ]

Alan A. Wrench, M. S. Jackson, M. A. Jack, D. S. Soutar, A. G. Robertson, J. Mackenzie Beck, and J. Laver. Speech therapy workstation for the assessment of segmental quality: Voiceless fricative. In ESCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology for Disabled Persons, Stockholm, 1993. [ bib ]

Mark E. Forsyth, A. M. Sutherland, J. A. Elliott, and M. A. Jack. HMM speaker verification with sparse training data on telephone quality speech. Speech Communication, 1993. [ bib ]

A. J. Robinson, L. Almeida, J.-M. Boite, H. Bourlard, F. Fallside, M. Hochberg, D. Kershaw, P. Kohn, Y. Konig, N. Morgan, J. P. Neto, S. Renals, M. Saerens, and C. Wooters. A neural network based, speaker independent, large vocabulary, continuous speech recognition system: the Wernicke project. In Proc. Eurospeech, pages 1941-1944, Berlin, 1993. [ bib ]

S. Renals and D. MacKay. Bayesian regularisation methods in a hybrid MLP-HMM system. In Proc. Eurospeech, pages 1719-1722, Berlin, 1993. [ bib | .ps.gz ]

P. C. Bagshaw, S. M. Hiller, and M. A. Jack. Enhanced pitch tracking and the processing of f0 contours for computer aided intonation teaching. In Proc. Eurospeech '93, Berlin, volume 2, pages 1003-1006, 1993. [ bib | .ps | .pdf ]

Paul A. Taylor. Synthesizing intonation using the RFC model. In Proc. ESCA workshop on prosody, lund, sweden, 1993. [ bib | .ps | .pdf ]

P. C. Bagshaw. An investigation of acoustics events related to sentential stress and pitch accents in English. Speech Communication, 13(3-4):333-342, 1993. [ bib ]