Eppur si muove: Formant Dynamics is Relevant for The Study of Speech Aging Effects

Luciana Albuquerque, Luciana Albuquerque, Luciana Albuquerque, Luciana Albuquerque, Catarina Oliveira, Catarina Oliveira, António Teixeira, António Teixeira, Daniela Figueiredo, Daniela Figueiredo

Abstract

The evidence have shown that speech change with age and the automatic speech recognition systems needs adaptation to older voices. Most of the acoustic studies about the age effects on speech production have focused on static approaches to obtain the vowel formants. However, vowel formant dynamics may also be important to characterize vowel quality and the age related changes. In this position paper the authors argue for the need to increase the use of dynamic information in acoustic studies. Among the main arguments, we can state that: speech is inherently dynamic; dynamic vowel formants improve the classification of vowels and dialects and play an important role in vowel perception; nowadays better tools allow to go beyond analysis of snapshots.

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Albuquerque L., Oliveira C., Teixeira A. and Figueiredo D. (2021). Eppur si muove: Formant Dynamics is Relevant for The Study of Speech Aging Effects.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, ISBN 978-989-758-490-9, pages 276-283. DOI: 10.5220/0010320902760283


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals21,
author={Luciana Albuquerque and Catarina Oliveira and António Teixeira and Daniela Figueiredo},
title={Eppur si muove: Formant Dynamics is Relevant for The Study of Speech Aging Effects},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS,},
year={2021},
pages={276-283},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010320902760283},
isbn={978-989-758-490-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS,
TI - Eppur si muove: Formant Dynamics is Relevant for The Study of Speech Aging Effects
SN - 978-989-758-490-9
AU - Albuquerque L.
AU - Oliveira C.
AU - Teixeira A.
AU - Figueiredo D.
PY - 2021
SP - 276
EP - 283
DO - 10.5220/0010320902760283