Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

The Spectral Analysis of Infant Cry: An Initial Approximation

Sergio D. Cano Ortiz, Daniel Escobedo Beceiro, Manuel Socarras Reyes

University of Oriente, Dept. of Theory of Circuits, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

This paper holds the first experiences in the infant cry analysis oriented to diagnosis, developed by the Group of Speech Processing Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Oriente in close collaboration with physicians, linguists and logopedians. It has been postulated that the infant cry is a reflection of complex neurophysiologic functions and that analysis of the infant cry can be utilized to asses the infants status. In order to test this hypothesis a first experience was carried out using a computer-based signal processing system that enabled the observer to relate the acoustic properties of the cry to the anatomic and physiologic characteristics of the infant producing the cry.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ortiz, Sergio D. Cano / Beceiro, Daniel Escobedo / Reyes, Manuel Socarras (1995): "The spectral analysis of infant cry: an initial approximation", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1895-1898.