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undergraduate thesis: Contribution of voice fundamental frequency and formants to the identification of speaker's gender

TitleContribution of voice fundamental frequency and formants to the identification of speaker's gender
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Poon, S. [潘肇鋒]. (2011). Contribution of voice fundamental frequency and formants to the identification of speaker's gender. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractIdentification of gender from speech sounds has been found to rely on speakers’ voice fundamental frequency (F0) and formant frequencies. The present study aims at examining the contribution of F0 and formants to the correct detection of speaker’s gender. Based on the vowel sustained by a male and female speaker, 200 vowels were synthesized with a range of F0-formant combinations. The synthesized vowels were presented to 28 native Cantonese-speaking listeners to judge the perceived speakers’ gender for each of the synthesized stimuli. Results revealed that F0 was the primary cue for speakers’ gender perception while formants contributed little. The cutoff F0 values for male and female identification were found to be 162.01 Hz and 204.97 Hz, respectively. When F0 was below 162.01 Hz or above 204.97 Hz, listeners reliably and correctly identified the speakers as male or female, respectively.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectVoice - Sex differences
Voiceprints
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192901

 

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dc.contributor.authorPoon, Siu-fungen_US
dc.contributor.author潘肇鋒en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-28T06:05:31Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-28T06:05:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationPoon, S. [潘肇鋒]. (2011). Contribution of voice fundamental frequency and formants to the identification of speaker's gender. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192901-
dc.description.abstractIdentification of gender from speech sounds has been found to rely on speakers’ voice fundamental frequency (F0) and formant frequencies. The present study aims at examining the contribution of F0 and formants to the correct detection of speaker’s gender. Based on the vowel sustained by a male and female speaker, 200 vowels were synthesized with a range of F0-formant combinations. The synthesized vowels were presented to 28 native Cantonese-speaking listeners to judge the perceived speakers’ gender for each of the synthesized stimuli. Results revealed that F0 was the primary cue for speakers’ gender perception while formants contributed little. The cutoff F0 values for male and female identification were found to be 162.01 Hz and 204.97 Hz, respectively. When F0 was below 162.01 Hz or above 204.97 Hz, listeners reliably and correctly identified the speakers as male or female, respectively.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subject.lcshVoice - Sex differencesen_US
dc.subject.lcshVoiceprintsen_US
dc.titleContribution of voice fundamental frequency and formants to the identification of speaker's genderen_US
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb5093461en_US
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelBacheloren_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US
dc.date.hkucongregation2011en_US

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