Fourth International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2005)

Florence, Italy
October 29-31, 2005

Towards a Classification of Phonatory Features of Disordered Voices

Jean Schoentgen

National Fund for Scientific Research, Belgium; Department “Signals and Waves”, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

The purpose of the presentation is to give an overview of phonatory features of disordered voices and propose a classificatory framework. Generally speaking, phonatory features are numerical cues that summarize properties of speech signals or other voicerelated signals that are obtained noninvasively, and which are clinically relevant. The object of a classificatory framework is to ease the planning of future experiments and the exploitation of the existing literature, which is diverse with regard to pathologies studied, speaker tasks, speaker performance, speech material, vocal symptoms, sensors and sought for relations with other levels of description.

Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)

Bibliographic reference.  Schoentgen, Jean (2005): "Towards a classification of phonatory features of disordered voices", In MAVEBA-2005, 19-22.