Phrase-level speech simulation with an airway modulation model of speech production

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Artificial talkers and speech synthesis systems have long been used as a means of understanding both speech production and speech perception. The development of an airway modulation model is described that simulates the time-varying changes of the glottis and vocal tract, as well as acoustic wave propagation, during speech production. The result is a type of artificial talker that can be used to study various aspects of how sound is generated by humans and how that sound is perceived by a listener. The primary components of the model are introduced and simulation of words and phrases are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)989-1010
Number of pages22
JournalComputer Speech and Language
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013


  • Modulation
  • Speech simulation
  • Speech synthesis
  • Vocal folds
  • Vocal tract

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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