A Study of Acoustic Correlates of Speaker Age

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Abstract

Speaker age is a speaker characteristic which is always present in speech. Previous studies have found numerous acoustic features which correlate with speaker age. However, few attempts have been made to establish their relative importance. This study automatically extracted 161 acoustic features from six words produced by 527 speakers of both genders, and used normalised means to directly compare the features. Segment duration and sound pressure level (SPL) range were identified as the most important acoustic correlates of speaker age.

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  • General Language Studies and Linguistics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpeaker Classification II, Lecture Notes in Computer Science
EditorsChristian Müller
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-9
Volume2
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-74121-3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

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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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