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

Florence, Italy
October 29-31, 2005

Physiological Control of Low-Dimensional Glottal Models with Applications to Voice Source Parameter Matching

Federico Avanzini (1), Simone Maratea (1), Carlo Drioli (2)

(1) Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
(2) Institute of Phonetics and Dialectology, ISTC-CNR, Padova, Italy

A set of rules is proposed for controlling a 2-mass glottal model through activation levels of laryngeal muscles. The rules convert muscle activities into physical quantities such as fold adduction, mass, thickness, depth, stiffness. A codebook is constructed between muscular activations and a set of relevant voice source parameters, and its applications to voice source parameter matching are explored.

Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)

Bibliographic reference.  Avanzini, Federico / Maratea, Simone / Drioli, Carlo (2005): "Physiological control of low-dimensional glottal models with applications to voice source parameter matching", In MAVEBA-2005, 55-58.