Barry M. G. Cheetham

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Delivering electronic goods over the Internet is one of the e-commerce applications that will proliferate in the coming years. Certified e-goods delivery is a process where valuable e-goods are exchanged for an acknowledgement of their reception. This paper proposes an efficient security protocol for certified e-goods delivery with the following features:(More)
The objective measurement of hoarseness by measuring 'jitter' (the average percentage pitch-period variation between consecutive pitch-cycles) using an inverse filtering technique is described. Twenty-five patients with a variety of causes of hoarseness were studied, together with five individuals who had mild hoarseness induced by histamine challenge and(More)
This paper describes a source controlled variable bit-rate (SCVBR) speech coder based on the concept of prototype waveform interpolation. The coder uses a four mode classification : silence, voiced, unvoiced and transition. These modes are detected after the speech has been decomposed into slowly evolving (SEW) and rapidly evolving (REW) waveforms. A(More)
Wheeze is a classic sign of airflow obstruction but relatively little is known of its mechanism of production or its relationship to the development of airflow obstruction. We studied eight asthmatic subjects age (mean +/- 5D) 42 +/- 5 yr, FEV1 2.46 +/- 0.36 L during an extended, symptom-limited methacholine challenge test. Breath sounds were detected by a(More)
Sinusoidal transform coding (STC) techniques model speech as the sum of sine-waves whose frequencies, amplitudes and phases are specified at regular intervals. To achieve a low-bit rate representation, only the spectral envelope is encoded and the phases are regenerated according to a minimum phase assumption. In this paper, the inaccuracy of the minimum(More)
Digital signal processing (DSP) is applied to the analysis of the acoustic properties of pathological cough sounds. This work emanates from a clinical study of asthmatic, cystic fibrosis and cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis patients. The pathological vocalisations exhibit clinically inconsistent acoustic properties from one disease to another. We aim to(More)
To preserve the waveform shape and perceived quality of pitch and time-scale modified sinusoidally modelled voiced speech, the phases of the sinusoids used to model the glottal excitation are made to add coherently at estimated pitch pulse locations. The glottal excitation is therefore made to resemble a pseudoperiodic impulse train, a quality essential for(More)