Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 15 (NIPS 2002)
Sachin Kajarekar, Hynek Hermansky
We propose analysis of information in speech using three sources - language (phone), speaker and channeL Information in speech is measured as mutual information between the source and the set of features extracted from speech signaL We assume that distribu(cid:173) tion of features can be modeled using Gaussian distribution. The mutual information is computed using the results of analysis of variability in speech. We observe similarity in the results of phone variability and phone information, and show that the results of the proposed analysis have more meaningful interpretations than the analysis of variability.