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Presentation 2008-10-24 09:00
Selection of adjective phrases for characterizing elderly speech
Takeshi Miyazaki, Mitsunori Mizumachi, Katsuyuki Niyada (KIT) SP2008-64
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) We aim at discovering acoustic parameters corresponding to auditory impressions with elderly speech.
In this paper, adjective phrases for characterizing elderly speech are selected out in order to systematically summarize auditory impressions with elderly speech as much as possible.
First of all, 301 kinds of the adjectival are collected from several Japanese dictionaries in the various viewpoints. 10 and 11 adjective phrases with elderly female and male speech respectively, are statistically selected out from the 301 phrases based on the results of both questionnaires, which aim at excluding unfamiliar and synonymous phrases, and listening tests for excluding age-independent phrases.
To discover adjective phrases which simply and plainly indicate characteristics of elderly speech, we carried out factor analysis and multiple regression analysis based on the listening test. As the result of
factor analysis, 3 factors which are “hoarse voice”, ”non-modulated voice” and “slow utterance”, are survived for male and female speech, respectively.
On the basis of multiple regression analysis, we found that “hoarseness” is the most possible factor with elderly speech out of 3 factors.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) elderly speech / perceptual age / adjective phrase / listening test / cluster analysis / factor analysis / multiple regression analysis /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 108, no. 265, SP2008-64, pp. 47-52, Oct. 2008.
Paper # SP2008-64 
Date of Issue 2008-10-16 (SP) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee SP  
Conference Date 2008-10-23 - 2008-10-24 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Kumamoto Univ. 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Speech Sysnthesis, Speech Production, Prosody, etc. 
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Conference Code 2008-10-SP 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) Selection of adjective phrases for characterizing elderly speech 
Sub Title (in English)  
Keyword(1) elderly speech  
Keyword(2) perceptual age  
Keyword(3) adjective phrase  
Keyword(4) listening test  
Keyword(5) cluster analysis  
Keyword(6) factor analysis  
Keyword(7) multiple regression analysis  
1st Author's Name Takeshi Miyazaki  
1st Author's Affiliation Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT)
2nd Author's Name Mitsunori Mizumachi  
2nd Author's Affiliation Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT)
3rd Author's Name Katsuyuki Niyada  
3rd Author's Affiliation Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Date Time 2008-10-24 09:00:00 
Presentation Time 30 
Registration for SP 
Paper # IEICE-SP2008-64 
Volume (vol) IEICE-108 
Number (no) no.265 
Page pp.47-52 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-SP-2008-10-16 

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