Objective measures for predicting the intelligibility of spectrally smoothed speech with artificial excitation

Websdale, Danny, Le Cornu, Thomas and Milner, Ben (2015) Objective measures for predicting the intelligibility of spectrally smoothed speech with artificial excitation. In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2015, 2015-09-06 - 2015-09-10.

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Abstract

A study is presented on how well objective measures of speech quality and intelligibility can predict the subjective in- telligibility of speech that has undergone spectral envelope smoothing and simplification of its excitation. Speech modi- fications are made by resynthesising speech that has been spec- trally smoothed. Objective measures are applied to the mod- ified speech and include measures of speech quality, signal- to-noise ratio and intelligibility, as well as proposing the nor- malised frequency-weighted spectral distortion (NFD) measure. The measures are compared to subjective intelligibility scores where it is found that several have high correlation (|r| ≥ 0.7), with NFD achieving the highest correlation (r = −0.81)

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences

Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2015 13:00
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 01:12
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55879
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