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Conference Paper: Contributions of the high-RMS-level segments to the intelligibility of mandarin sentences

TitleContributions of the high-RMS-level segments to the intelligibility of mandarin sentences
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Issue Date2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome.jsp?punumber=1000002
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The 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-2013), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 26-31 May 2013. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2013, p. 7810-7815 How to Cite?
AbstractRecent evidence suggests that segments carrying more spectral changes [e.g., consonant-vowel boundaries in the middle root-mean-square (RMS) level segments] are important to predict the intelligibility of English sentences. Nevertheless, considering the difference between Mandarin and English languages, it is hypothesized that the high-RMS-level segments might provide more perceptual information to the intelligibility of Mandarin speech. Two studies were conducted in this paper to assess the relative contributions of the high-RMS-level segments to the intelligibility of Mandarin sentences, i.e., speech perception and intelligibility prediction. Results show that 1) Mandarin sentences containing the high-RMS-level (i.e., above the overall RMS level of the whole utterance) segments are more intelligible (i.e., recognition rate up to 91%) than those with the middle-RMS-level segments; and 2) the high-RMS-level segments, which carry more vowel and tonal information, contribute more in predicting the intelligibility of Mandarin sentences in noise.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/183949
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dc.contributor.authorChen, FFen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, LLNen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-18T04:31:49Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-18T04:31:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-2013), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 26-31 May 2013. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2013, p. 7810-7815en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781479903566-
dc.identifier.issn1520-6149-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/183949-
dc.description.abstractRecent evidence suggests that segments carrying more spectral changes [e.g., consonant-vowel boundaries in the middle root-mean-square (RMS) level segments] are important to predict the intelligibility of English sentences. Nevertheless, considering the difference between Mandarin and English languages, it is hypothesized that the high-RMS-level segments might provide more perceptual information to the intelligibility of Mandarin speech. Two studies were conducted in this paper to assess the relative contributions of the high-RMS-level segments to the intelligibility of Mandarin sentences, i.e., speech perception and intelligibility prediction. Results show that 1) Mandarin sentences containing the high-RMS-level (i.e., above the overall RMS level of the whole utterance) segments are more intelligible (i.e., recognition rate up to 91%) than those with the middle-RMS-level segments; and 2) the high-RMS-level segments, which carry more vowel and tonal information, contribute more in predicting the intelligibility of Mandarin sentences in noise.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome.jsp?punumber=1000002-
dc.relation.ispartofIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Proceedingsen_US
dc.rightsIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Proceedings . Copyright © Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.-
dc.rights©2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleContributions of the high-RMS-level segments to the intelligibility of mandarin sentencesen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailChen, FF: feichen1@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, LLN: llnwong@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChen, FF=rp01593en_US
dc.identifier.authorityWong, LLN=rp00975en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6639184-
dc.identifier.hkuros214653en_US
dc.identifier.spage7810en_US
dc.identifier.epage7815en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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