Re: AUDITORY Digest - 15 Jan 2003 to 16 Jan 2003 (#2003-13) (Jont Allen )

Subject: Re: AUDITORY Digest - 15 Jan 2003 to 16 Jan 2003 (#2003-13)
From:    Jont Allen  <jba(at)>
Date:    Fri, 17 Jan 2003 10:12:50 -0500

I would look at GA Millers work: author={Miller, G. A. and Heise, G. A. and Lichten, W.}, year={1951}, title={The intelligibility of speech as a function of the context of the test material}, journal={J. Exp. Psychol.}, volume={41}, pages={329-335} } ,author={Miller, G. A.} ,title={Decision units in the perception of speech} ,journal="IRE Transactions on Information Theory" ,year=1962 ,month=feb ,volume={} ,number={} ,pages={81--83} ,note_={Grammar = 4 dB of SNR; is it just a first order grammer? It is less than 5th.} } ,author={Miller, G. A. and Isard, S.} ,title={Some perceptual consequences of linguistic rules} ,journal="Jol. of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior" ,year=1963 ,month={} ,volume={2} ,number={} ,pages={217-228} I have e versions of the last two of these, but there are copyright issues, I suspect. I will trade my last two for anyone who can get me the first one in scaned form. Claude Shannon also did some work on this, but I doubt that is what you are looking for here. Jont Automatic digest processor wrote: > > >Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 09:37:22 +0100 >From: =?X-UNKNOWN?Q?T=F3th_L=E1szl=F3?= <tothl(at)INF.U-SZEGED.HU> >Subject: Re: Phoneme discrimination tests > >On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Hugo de Paula wrote: > >>Most of discrimination tests that allow the contruction of a phoneme based >>confusion matrix uses nonsense words like DRT and MRT. Does anyone know of a >>database and/or test procedure that allows us to find this kind of results >>using rhyme words or sentences that are part of the language instead of using >>nonsense? >> >I am just wondering whether nonsense speech testing has ever been extended >to sentences. That is, has anybody ever made an algorithm that >creates nonsense sentences "in a given language". By this restriction I >mean that >1. Some basic statistics of the generated sentences (e.g. phoneme >statistics, word-length statistics) should fit that of the language. >2. The generated sentences should obey the phonotactic rules of the >language. >3. The edit distance between the words of the generated text and any real >word of the language should by larger than a certain threshold. > > Laszlo Toth > Hungarian Academy of Sciences * > Research Group on Artificial Intelligence * "Failure only begins > e-mail: tothl(at) * when you stop trying" > * > >------------------------------ > >End of AUDITORY Digest - 15 Jan 2003 to 16 Jan 2003 (#2003-13) >************************************************************** > -- Jont B. Allen, 908/654-1274voice; 908/789-9575 fax 382 Forest Hill Way, Mountainside NJ 07092; jba(at); JontAllen(at) Hegel was right when he said: "We learn from history that man can never learn anything from history." - GB Shaw

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