13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Portland, OR, USA
September 9-13, 2012

The Effect of Spectral Estimator on Common Spectral Measures for Sibilant Fricatives

Patrick Reidy, Mary Beckman

Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Recently, speech researchers have begun to base spectral analyses of sibilant fricatives on modern spectral estimators that promise reduced error in the estimation of the spectrum of the acoustic waveform. In this paper we look at the effect that the choice of spectral estimator has on the estimation of spectral properties of English voiceless sibilant fricatives.

Index Terms: spectral estimation, multitaper spectrum, sibilants

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Reidy, Patrick / Beckman, Mary (2012): "The effect of spectral estimator on common spectral measures for sibilant fricatives", In INTERSPEECH-2012, 1516-1519.