INTERSPEECH 2004 - ICSLP
We are investigating acoustical analysis for dysarthric speech, which appears as a symptom of neurologic disease, in order to elucidate its physiological and acoustical mechanism, and to develop aids for diagnosis and training, etc. In this report, acoustical characteristics of various kinds of dysarthrias are measured. As a result, shrinking of the F0 range as well as vowel space are observed in dysarthric speech. Also, from the comparison of F0 range and vowel formant frequencies it is suggested that speech effort to produce wider F0 range can influence vowel quality as well.
Bibliographic reference. Mori, Hiroki / Kobayashi, Yasunori / Kasuya, Hideki / Hirose, Hajime / Kobayashi, Noriko (2004): "F0 and formant frequency distribution of dysarthric speech - a comparative study", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 85-88.