EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


The Perceptual Relevance of Glottal-Pulse Parameter Variations

Ralph van Dinther, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis, Armin Kohlrausch

IPO-Center for User-System Interaction, The Netherlands

The perceptual relevance of changes to glottal-pulse parameters is studied. First, it is demonstrated that a distance measure based on excitation patterns can predict audibility discrimination thresholds for small changes to the R parameters of the Liljencrants-Fant (LF) model. Next, by using this measure the perceptual relevance of the LF parameters is quantified. Results are presented for a number of sets of glottal-pulse parameters that were taken from literature, representing distinct voice qualities.

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Bibliographic reference.  Dinther, Ralph van / Veldhuis, Raymond N.J. / Kohlrausch, Armin (2001): "The perceptual relevance of glottal-pulse parameter variations", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1503-1506.