8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

Frequency Study for the Characterization of the Dysphonic Voices

G. Pouchoulin (1), Corinne Fredouille (1), Jean-François Bonastre (1), A. Ghio (2), A. Giovanni (3)

(1) LIA, France
(2) LPL, France
(3) LAPEC, France

Concerned with pathological voice assessment, this paper aims at characterizing dysphonia in the frequency domain for a better understanding of relating phenomena while most of the studies have focused only on improving classification systems for diagnosis help purposes. In this context, a GMM-based automatic classification system is applied on different frequency ranges in order to investigate which ones are relevant for dysphonia characterization. Experiment results demonstrate that the low frequencies [0-3000]Hz are more relevant for dysphonia discrimination compared with higher frequencies.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Pouchoulin, G. / Fredouille, Corinne / Bonastre, Jean-François / Ghio, A. / Giovanni, A. (2007): "Frequency study for the characterization of the dysphonic voices", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 1198-1201.