Sixth International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2009)

Florence, Italy
December 14-16, 2009

Voice Quality Evaluation Using Cape-V and GRBAS in European Portuguese

Luis M. T. Jesus (1,2), Anna Barney (3), Pedro Sá Couto (4), Helena Vilarinho (1), Ana Correia (1)

(1) Escola Superior de Saúde da Universidade de Aveiro (ESSUA), Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
(2) Instituto de Engenharia Electrónica e Telemática de Aveiro (IEETA), Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
(3) ISVR, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
(4) Research Unit Mathematics and Applications, Departamento de Matemática, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

In this study, the voice quality of 40 patients was assessed, with the Universidade de Aveiro's Voice Evaluation Protocol. The sample included 40 patients with a variety of clinical diagnoses. A number of acoustic parameter were extracted including: median F0, mean F0, F0 std deviation, Jitter and Shimmer and HNR. Analysis of the correlation between corresponding parameters of the CAPE-V and GRBAS scales was made. The perceptual parameters grade (global in CAPE-V), roughness and breathiness were also compared individually with the objective acoustic parameters.

Index Terms. Voice, assessment, acoustic parameters

Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)

Bibliographic reference.  Jesus, Luis M. T. / Barney, Anna / Sá Couto, Pedro / Vilarinho, Helena / Correia, Ana (2009): "Voice quality evaluation using cape-v and GRBAS in european Portuguese", In MAVEBA-2009, 61-64.