ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

Relationship between acoustic measures of vocal perturbation and perceptual judgments of breathiness, harshness, and hoarseness

Fred D. Minifie, Daniel Z. Huang, Jordan Green

This paper compares the effects of acoustic perturbations on perceptual judgments of voice quality in disordered and synthesized vowels. Five levels of jitter, shimmer, and glottal noise, respectively, were systematically added to synthesized vowels. Perceptual judgments of breathiness, hoarseness and harshness showed that glottal noise was correlated more strongly with perceptual judgments of Breathiness and Hoarseness than with Harshness; and was a better predictor of all three perceptual dimensions that were jitter and shimmer.


Cite as: Minifie, F.D., Huang, D.Z., Green, J. (1994) Relationship between acoustic measures of vocal perturbation and perceptual judgments of breathiness, harshness, and hoarseness. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 1999-2002

@inproceedings{minifie94_icslp,
  author={Fred D. Minifie and Daniel Z. Huang and Jordan Green},
  title={{Relationship between acoustic measures of vocal perturbation and perceptual judgments of breathiness, harshness, and hoarseness}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={1999--2002}
}