Silence as a cue to rhythm in the analysis of speech and song

Authors

  • David Gerhard Computer Science, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina, Sask. S4S 0A2, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic field measurement, Estimation, Mathematical models, Probability distributions, Speech processing, Statistical methods, Hysteresis threshold, Rhythm, Song, Sound pressure level, Spectral filter bank methods, Speech utterance

Abstract

When dealing with human utterances, the spectral filter bank methods are not as successful because the acoustic events that may contribute to a sene of rhythm, are similar in spectral content to the rest of the utterance. Different methods must be employed to identify rhythmic structure. This paper discusses the merit of using silence as a cue to the rhythmic structure of human utterance, specifically speech and song.

Additional Files

Published

2003-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Gerhard D. Silence as a cue to rhythm in the analysis of speech and song. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003 Sep. 1 [cited 2024 May 21];31(3):22-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1531

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada