Acoustic features affecting speaker identification by imitated voice analysis

Mari Tanaka, Hideki Kawahara, Shigeo Morishima

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Abstract

In this paper, physical correlates of perceived personal identity are investigated using imitated 16 utterances spoken by 11 mimicry speakers and 24 test subjects. Our unique strategy to use non-professional impersonators enabled to prepare test utterances with wide range of perceived similarities. Reasonably high correlations (0.46 and 0.44) in multiple regression analysis were attained by grouping subjects into three groups based on cluster analysis of the subjective test results. Without clustering, the correlation was only 0.17. Cluster analysis also revealed differences in their focusing physical correlates between three groups indicating importance of individual differences both in speakers and listeners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Incorporating Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society
Pages3677-3680
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Incorporating the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 2010 Aug 232010 Aug 27

Publication series

Name20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Incorporating Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society
Volume5

Other

Other20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Incorporating the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period10/8/2310/8/27

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Tanaka, M., Kawahara, H., & Morishima, S. (2010). Acoustic features affecting speaker identification by imitated voice analysis. In 20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Incorporating Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society (pp. 3677-3680). (20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Incorporating Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society; Vol. 5).