Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

An Integrated Acoustic Evaluation System of Pathologic Voice

Weizhong Zhu (1), Yoshinobu Kikuchi (2), Yasuo Endo (1), Hideki Kasuya (1), Minoru Hirano (3), Masanao Ohashi (4)

(1) Faculty of Engineering, Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan (2) Tokyo Kaseigakuin Tsukuba Junior College, Tsukuba, Japan (3) Department of Otolaryngology, Kurume University, Kurume, Japan (4) Ontech R & D Co. Ltd., Midori-ku Yokohama, Japan

The paper presents an integrated acoustic evaluation system of pathologic voice which has been designed for the use at voice clinics and research laboratories. The key features of the system are implementation of a sophisticated fundamental period detection algorithm, various jitter and shimmer measurements, accurate laryngeal turbulence noise measurements, voice range profile, fast computation of the voice evaluation parameters and many other measurements of basic voice parameters, such as formant values. The system is a Windows application. It can runs on any personal computer with a MS-Windows platform. The proposed evaluation system is expected to be useful at voice clinics and research laboratories.

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Bibliographic reference.  Zhu, Weizhong / Kikuchi, Yoshinobu / Endo, Yasuo / Kasuya, Hideki / Hirano, Minoru / Ohashi, Masanao (1994): "An integrated acoustic evaluation system of pathologic voice", In ICSLP-1994, 1983-1986.