Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

The Cluster-Identification Test

Ute Jekosch

Chair of Electrical Engineering and Acoustics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

In this paper a novel general test architecture for measuring speech intelligibility will be introduced. The entire approach is called CLuster-IDentification (CLID). It is a test framework, i.e., a battery of interdependent elementary variables that - in their definite organisational pattern - go to make up any (intelligibility) test. Only by putting these variables into a specific form a particular test is designed. Parameters that have to be itemized when, e. g., the intelligibility of a specific speech output system is aimed at to be assessed are, amongst others, structure of vocabulary, frequency of occurrence of test items, response form, etc. CLID-frame, consequently, is an environment in which factors that have an impact on the assessment procedure (and thus on the test results) are parametrized.

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Bibliographic reference.  Jekosch, Ute (1992): "The cluster-identification test", In ICSLP-1992, 205-208.