Jont B. Allen

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A theory of short term spectral analysis, synthesis, and modification is presented with an attempt at pointing out certain practical and theoretical questions. The methods discussed here are useful in designing filter banks when the filter bank outputs are to be used for synthesis after multiplicative modifications are made to the spectrum. I N THIS paper,(More)
The classic [MN55] confusion matrix experiment (16 consonants, white noise masker) was repeated by using computerized procedures, similar to those of Phatak and Allen (2007). ["Consonant and vowel confusions in speech-weighted noise," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 121, 2312-2316]. The consonant scores in white noise can be categorized in three sets: low-error set(More)
In this paper we describe a system which we have developed to measure cat ear canal specific acoustic impedance Zsp, magnitude and phase, as a function of frequency, for frequencies between 200 Hz and 33 kHz, and impedance magnitude between 4.0 to 4.0×105 [Rayles] (MKS). The object to be measured is placed at the end of a 3.5 mm diameter sound delivery(More)
Immediately following the Second World War, between 1947 and 1955, several classic papers quantified the fundamentals of human speech information processing and recognition. In 1947 French and Steinberg published their classic study on the articulation index. In 1948 Claude Shannon published his famous work on the theory of information. In 1950 Fletcher and(More)
Measurements of middle ear (ME) acoustic power flow (power reflectance, power absorption, and transmittance) and normalized impedance (acoustic resistance, acoustic reactance, and impedance magnitude) were compared for their utility in clinical applications. Transmittance, a measure of the acoustic power absorbed by the ME, was found to have several(More)