- Volume 8 Issue 1
This paper discribes the method associated with modeling of Korean phonemes. Hidden Markov models(HMM's) may be viewed as an effective technique for modeling the inherent nonstationarity of speech signal. We propose a 3-state phoneme model to represent the sequentially changing characteristics of phonemes, i.e., transition-to-stationary-to-transition. Also we clarify that the duration of a phoneme is an important factor to have an effect in recognition accuracy and show that improvement in recognition rate can be obtained by using duration-dependent 3-state hidden Markov models.