15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
This is a preliminary report on a study in which speaker-specific features
of non pathological respiratory sounds were examined in regard to forensic
issues. This study is based on the assumption that sounds which are
created by in- or exhalation may contain speaker-specific information
but that they were rarely examined in relation to forensic speaker
The database of this study consists of speech samples (spontaneous speech) of 10 male German speakers. In detail the number, kind, duration and spectral characteristics of respiratory sounds were examined in regard to between- vs. within-speaker variations. Another aim was to analyse measurement techniques facilitating examination in the case of telephone transmission.
Bibliographic reference. Kienast, Miriam / Glitza, Florian (2003): "Respiratory sounds as an idiosyncratic feature in speaker recognition", In ICPhS-15, 1607-1610.