Speaker Adaptation and Speech-Spectral Deformation

  • Yoshinao Shiraki
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 79)


We study the relation between a spectral deformation in speech processing and a geometrical deformation theory. We show that topological field theory yields the systematic treatment of these two methods. Some of the examples and the application to speech-spectra of classical mathematical ideas are discussed.


Speech-Spectrum Speaker Adaptation Geometric Deformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshinao Shiraki
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  1. 1.Toho University 

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