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Towards synthesis of speaker age: A perceptual study with natural, synthesized and resynthesized stimuli.

Schötz, Susanne LU (2003) Fonetik 2003 In Proceedings from Fonetik 2003 ; Phonum 9 9. p.153-156
Abstract
As a first step towards synthesis of speaker age the hypothesis that spectral

cues may be more important for age perception than F0 and duration was

tested in a pilot listening experiment with male speaker stimuli consisting of

natural, synthesized and resynthesized isolated words. Results indicate that

spectral information is dominant over pitch as cues for age. Slow speech rate

also seems to be an important cue for old age. The results will be used in

further research with a larger material in an attempt to model typical speaker

age using formant synthesis.
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Proceedings from Fonetik 2003 ; Phonum 9
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Heldner, Mattias
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9
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153 - 156
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Dept. of Philosophy and Linguistics, Univ. Umeå
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Fonetik 2003
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91-7305-430-5
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SweDia 2000 - De svenska dialekternas fonetik och fonologi år 2000
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English
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cues may be more important for age perception than F0 and duration was<br/><br>
tested in a pilot listening experiment with male speaker stimuli consisting of<br/><br>
natural, synthesized and resynthesized isolated words. Results indicate that<br/><br>
spectral information is dominant over pitch as cues for age. Slow speech rate<br/><br>
also seems to be an important cue for old age. The results will be used in<br/><br>
further research with a larger material in an attempt to model typical speaker<br/><br>
age using formant synthesis.},
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  editor       = {Heldner, Mattias},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Proceedings from Fonetik 2003 ; Phonum 9},
  title        = {Towards synthesis of speaker age: A perceptual study with natural, synthesized and resynthesized stimuli.},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2003},
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