Sophie Quattrocchi

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Silent Speech Interfaces have been proposed for communication in silent conditions or as a new means of restoring the voice of persons who have undergone a laryngectomy. To operate such a device, the user must articulate silently. Isolated word recognition tests performed with fixed and portable ultrasound based silent speech interface equipment show that(More)
Background in performance. In the field of lyrical singing, an extensive terminology is dedicated to voice quality description. Among the many terms, some are used with consistent meaning by virtually all voice specialists, whereas others, which are more metaphorical or aesthetic, have multiple meanings despite their frequent use. The descriptors used by(More)
Background in music performance. In the field of lyrical singing, an extensive terminology is dedicated to voice quality description. Among the many terms, some are used with consistent meaning by virtually all voice specialists, whereas others, which are more metaphorical or aesthetic, have multiple meanings despite frequent use. The descriptors used by(More)
At the crossroads of speech and music, this research contribute to a description of the "singing-formant" not only in its acoustic aspects, but also in its physiological and perceptive aspects. From systematic spectral analysis of the phenomenon, the singing-formant is firstly redefined and described from an acoustic point of view, as a reinforcement of(More)
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