Automatic detection of hypernasality in voices of children with Cleft Lip and Palate (CLP) is made considering two characterization techniques, one based on acoustic, noise and cepstral analysis and other based on nonlinear dynamic features. Besides characterization, two automatic feature selection techniques are implemented in order to find optimal sub-spaces to better discriminate between healthy and hypernasal voices. Results indicate that nonlinear dynamic features are valuable tool for automatic detection of hypernasality; additionally both feature selection techniques show stable and consistent results, achieving accuracy levels of up to 93.73%.
Bibliographic reference. Orozco-Arroyave, J. R. / Murillo-Rendón, S. / Álvarez-Meza, A. M. / Arias-Londoño, J. D. / Delgado-Trejos, E. / Vargas-Bonilla, J. F. / Castellanos-Domínguez, C. G. (2011): "Automatic selection of acoustic and non-linear dynamic features in voice signals for hypernasality detection", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 529-532.