15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Automated Corpus Based Spectral Measurement of Voice Quality Parameters

Wolfgang Wokurek (1), Manfred Pützer (2)

(1) Universität Stuttgart, Germany
(2) Saarland University, Germany

An automated procedure for the estimation of voice quality parameters for whole corpora of segmented speech recordings is presented. It is used to evaluate voice quality parameters of speech segments too numerous for manual measurements and to improve the estimation formulas. The analysis procedure is tested on a subset of 120 sustained vowels from a database of recordings of normal-voice and pathological-voice speakers. The voice quality parameters are investigated for significant differences between normal and pathologic speech for both male and female speakers.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wokurek, Wolfgang / Pützer, Manfred (2003): "Automated corpus based spectral measurement of voice quality parameters", In ICPhS-15, 2173-2176.