Trajectory mixture density networks with multiple mixtures for acoustic-articulatory inversion
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We have previously proposed a trajectory model which is based on a mixture density network (MDN) trained with target variables augmented with dynamic features together with an algorithm for estimating maximum likelihood trajectories which respects the constraints between those features. In this paper, we have extended that model to allow diagonal covariance matrices and multiple mixture components in the trajectory MDN output probability density functions. We have evaluated this extended model on an inversion mapping task and found the trajectory model works well, outperforming smoothing of equivalent trajectories using low-pass filtering. Increasing the number of mixture components in the TMDN improves results further.