Speech Analyser based on the IBM Personal Computer

P R Alderson, Roland Kaye, S G C Lawrence, David A Sinclair

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The Speech Analyser (SAY) is intended for a diverse set of users engaged in the evaluation of natural and synthetic speech. The SAY system consists of a 640 Kbyte IBM PC-XT with 20 Mbyte hard disk, 370 host connection together with special-purpose digitisation and display hardware. Speech may be recorded and replayed from the hard disk at sampling rates up to 40 KHz. A vector display capable of showing two waveforms of up to 1024 points each is provided, together with waveform scrolling and editing facilities. SAY provides a wide range of sophisticated signal processing facilities via a host link to the IBM UKSC IAX image processing package. These facilities include spectral and cepstral analysis, grey scale and colour spectrogram display, LPC analysis and pitch contour extraction.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1984
EventDigital signal processing - 84; Proceedings of the International Conference - Florence, Italy
Duration: 5 Sep 19848 Sep 1984


ConferenceDigital signal processing - 84; Proceedings of the International Conference

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