Sergio Feijóo

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The vocal quality of 64 normal subjects and 57 subjects suffering various degrees of glottal cancer was investigated using acoustic measures of six different aspects of the voice signal: tone period perturbation, amplitude perturbation, waveform perturbation, vocal noise, spectral periodicity and spectral distortion. The measures were estimated taking the(More)
The role of fricative context on vowel recognition in a series of FV syllables being part of natural Spanish words is investigated. Perceptual tests were carried out to assess the recognition of vowels in fricative context, in two conditions: 1) Isolated vowel; 2) Fricative noise + vowel. Analysis of results show that adding the fricative noise improves the(More)
The interaction of consonantal and vocalic segments in FV syllables regarding identification of place of articulation of frica-tives has been studied. A probabilistic model for integration of acoustic information in both segments is proposed. The model weights each segment's contribution and integrates them in order to resemble listeners' perception. First,(More)
This study deals with the relation between the spectral representation and the perceptual identification of the Spanish fricatives and affricates. Several spectral representations have been analyzed: FFT-derived linear cepstrum, mel cepstrum coefficients, LPC cepstral coefficients and the first four statistical moments. Quadratic discriminant analysis(More)