9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

Dysphonic Voices and the 0-3000 Hz Frequency Band

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

(1) LIA, France; (2) LPL, France

Concerned with pathological voice assessment, this paper aims at characterizing dysphonia in the frequency domain for a better understanding of related phenomena while most of the studies have focused only on improving classification systems for diagnosis help purposes. Based on a first study which demonstrates that the low frequencies ([0.3000]Hz) are more relevant for dysphonia discrimination compared with higher frequencies, the authors propose in this paper to pursue by analyzing the impact of the restricted frequency band ([0.3000]Hz) on the dysphonic voice discrimination from a phonetical and perceptual point of views. A discussion around the frequency band limitation of telephone channel is also proposed.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Pouchoulin, G. / Fredouille, C. / Bonastre, Jean-François / Ghio, A. / Giovanni, A. (2008): "Dysphonic voices and the 0-3000 hz frequency band", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 2214-2217.