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This article proposes and evaluates a method to classify vocal aging using artificial neural network (ANN) and support vector machine (SVM), using the parameters extracted from the speech signal as inputs. For each recorded speech, from a corpus of male and female speakers of different ages, the corresponding glottal signal is obtained using an inverse(More)
The aging of the voice, known as presbyphonia, is a natural process that can cause great change in vocal quality of the individual. This is a relevant problem to those people who use their voices professionally, and its early identification can help determine a suitable treatment to avoid its progress or even to eliminate the problem. This work focuses on(More)
The classification of voice diseases has many applications in health, in diseases treatment, and in the design of new medical equipment for helping doctors in diagnosing pathologies related to the voice. This work uses the parameters of the glottal signal to help the identification of two types of voice disorders related to the pathologies of the vocal(More)
This paper introduces two new hybrid models for clustering problems in which the input features and parameters of a spiking neural network (SNN) are optimized using evolutionary algorithms. We used two novel evolutionary approaches, the quantum-inspired evolutionary algorithm (QIEA) and the optimization by genetic programming (OGP) methods, to develop the(More)
The evolution of reduced-order vocal fold models into clinically useful tools for subject-specific diagnosis and treatment hinges upon successfully and accurately representing an individual patient in the modeling framework. This, in turn, requires inference of model parameters from clinical measurements in order to tune a model to the given individual.(More)
— Classification of voice aging has many applications in health care and geriatrics. This work focuses on finding the most relevant parameters to classify voice aging. The most significant parameters extracted from the glottal signal are chosen to identify the voice aging process of men and women. After analyzing their statistics, the chosen parameters are(More)
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