ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

Analysis of speaking rate variations in stress-timed languages

Tom Brondsted, Jens Printz Madsen

This paper analyses speaking rate variations in English and Danish and relates them to problems encountered in speech recognition. Intra speaker variabilities in speech rates are explained with reference to time equalisation of stress groups and utterances. Further, it is shown that certain natural classes of phonemes are more affected by speaking rate variations than others. Keywords: Phoneme modeling, rate of speech, phone duration, time equalisation of stress groups and phrases.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-163

Cite as: Brondsted, T., Madsen, J.P. (1997) Analysis of speaking rate variations in stress-timed languages. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 481-484, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-163

@inproceedings{brondsted97_eurospeech,
  author={Tom Brondsted and Jens Printz Madsen},
  title={{Analysis of speaking rate variations in stress-timed languages}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},
  pages={481--484},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-163},
  issn={1018-4074}
}