Some Acoustic Cues to Human and Machine Estimation of Speaker Age

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Abstract

Two experiments were carried out in order to learn more about the relation between the various acoustic cues to speaker age. The first included listening tests with resynthesized stimuli, and the second comprised automatic estimation of age using the CART (Classification And Regression Trees) technique. In the first experiment, results indicate that human listeners seem to rely more on spectral cues than on F0 and duration when judging age. The results of the second experiment seem to agree with the first, as formant frequencies outperformed the other
features in the CART tests. The acoustics and perception of speaker age will be studied further using a larger material and additional methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. of Fonetik 2004
PublisherDepartment of Linguistics, Stockholm University
Pages40-43
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventFonetik 2004: the Seventeenth Swedish Phonetics Conference - Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2004 May 242004 May 28
Conference number: 17

Conference

ConferenceFonetik 2004
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period2004/05/242004/05/28

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)

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  • General Language Studies and Linguistics

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