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F0 and Segment Duration in Formant Synthesis of Speaker Age

Schötz, Susanne LU (2006) Speech Prosody 2006 In Proc. of Speech Prosody p.515-518
Abstract
This paper describes the work with F0 and segment duration when developing a prototype system for analysis of speaker age using data-driven formant synthesis. The system was developed to extract 23 parameters from the test words—spoken by four differently aged female speakers of the same dialect and family — and to generate synthetic copies. Audio-visual feedback enabled the user to compare the natural and synthetic versions and facilitated parameter adjustment. Next, weighted linear interpolation was used in a first crude attempt to synthesize speaker age. Evaluation of the system revealed its strengths and weaknesses, and suggested further improvements. F0 and duration performed better than most other parameters.
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  abstract     = {This paper describes the work with F0 and segment duration when developing a prototype system for analysis of speaker age using data-driven formant synthesis. The system was developed to extract 23 parameters from the test words—spoken by four differently aged female speakers of the same dialect and family — and to generate synthetic copies. Audio-visual feedback enabled the user to compare the natural and synthetic versions and facilitated parameter adjustment. Next, weighted linear interpolation was used in a first crude attempt to synthesize speaker age. Evaluation of the system revealed its strengths and weaknesses, and suggested further improvements. F0 and duration performed better than most other parameters.},
  author       = {Schötz, Susanne},
  booktitle    = {Proc. of Speech Prosody},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {515--518},
  publisher    = {Dresden},
  title        = {F0 and Segment Duration in Formant Synthesis of Speaker Age},
  year         = {2006},
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