First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

A Comparison of the Performance of "Normal" and "Whispered" Speech With Simple Time Encoded Digital Speech (TES) Direct Voice Input (DVI) Systems in a Tactical Military Environment

R. D. Hughes, R. A. King

Royal Military College of Science (Cranfield), Shrivenham, Swindon, Wilts, England

A preliminary investigation into the performance of a simple Time Encoded Speech (TES) isolated word recognition (IWR) direct voice input (DVI) system, using both normal and whispered (unvoiced) speech is described. Experimental conditions include evaluations with untrained military speakers in severe acoustic background noise (c. 70-90 dB SPL) with handheld omnidirectional microphones. System performance in both normal and whispered speech domains is presented.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hughes, R. D. / King, R. A. (1989): "A comparison of the performance of "normal" and "whispered" speech with simple time encoded digital speech (TES) direct voice input (DVI) systems in a tactical military environment", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 1417-1420.