Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Voice Source and Vocal Tract Characteristics Associated with Speaker Individuality

Hideki Kasuya, Xuan Tan, Chang-Sheng Yang

Faculty of Engineering, Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan

The paper first discusses voice quality in terms of information conveyed by spoken language, primarily focusing on the relation between voice quality and speaker individuality. Experiments are performed on speaker identification by a computer and humans using short phrase utterances which are obtained under various vocal imitation conditions. Roles of both voice source characteristics associated with voice qualities and formant frequencies related to voice set in characterizing speaker individuality are investigated through the experiments. Results of the experiments show that formant frequencies are the significant parameters to represent speaker individuality.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kasuya, Hideki / Tan, Xuan / Yang, Chang-Sheng (1994): "Voice source and vocal tract characteristics associated with speaker individuality", In ICSLP-1994, 1459-1462.