14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

Perceptual Recognition of Celebrity Voices Using Random Spliced Speech

Ricardo Molina de Figueiredo

State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

The present paper describes an experiment investigating in the perceptual recognition of the voices of celebrities. Stimuli of 3.5 seconds in length were presented in the form of random spliced speech, a masking technique which totally destroys the intelligibility of speech, while maintaining various factors important for recognition, such as overall voice quality, F0 level and F0 range. The results reveal a recognition index well above chance level.

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Bibliographic reference.  Molina de Figueiredo, Ricardo (1999): "Perceptual recognition of celebrity voices using random spliced speech", In ICPhS-14, 161-162.