The Quantititive Estimation of Asynchrony Among Concurrent Speakers

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Title: The Quantititive Estimation of Asynchrony Among Concurrent Speakers
Authors: Cummins, Fred
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12403
Date: 17-Mar-2008
Online since: 2021-08-11T10:58:17Z
Abstract: A novel method for the estimation of asynchrony among two speakers reading together is proposed. Previous estimates of asynchrony were based only on the pointwise measurement of lag. We here adapt the well known method of dynamic time warping to align two utterances. The resulting warp path allows a quantitative estimate of asynchrony. Illustrative examples are provided, which demonstrate that the novel method can distinguish synchronization performance in a variety of speaking conditions.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Technical Report
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Computer Science and Informatics
Series/Report no.: UCD CSI Technical Reports; UCD-CSI-2007-2
Copyright (published version): 2007 the Authors
Keywords: Speech asynchronyReadingQuantitative estimationDynamic time warping
Other versions: https://web.archive.org/web/20080226040105/http:/csiweb.ucd.ie/Research/TechnicalReports.html
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
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