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The importance of phase on voice quality assessment

Maria Koutsogiannaki, Olympia Simantiraki, Gilles Degottex, Yannis Stylianou
2014 Interspeech 2014   unpublished
The high correlation of the suggested feature with different metrics reveals its ability to capture voice irregularities and highlights the importance of the phase spectrum in voice quality assessment.  ...  This work proposes a new metric based on the phase spectrum for characterizing the maximum-phase component of the glottal source.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Pr. Dejonckere from Utrecht University for providing us the database and the subjective evaluations of the dysphonic speakers.  ... 
doi:10.21437/interspeech.2014-391 fatcat:fnrimdjw2radhbosimh3w4hjne

A systematic approach to quality function deployment with a full illustrative example

2005 Omega : The International Journal of Management Science  
After a comprehensive description of the relevant elements in house of quality (HOQ), the ÿrst and most in uential phase of the QFD system, a 9-step model is proposed to help build such an HOQ.  ...  assessments.  ...  A house of quality (HOQ) involves the collection and analysis of the "voice of the customer" which includes the customer needs for a product, customers' perceptions on the relative importance of these  ... 
doi:10.1016/ fatcat:evh27iltn5c6rfagxoxmpnblcu

CrowdMi: Scalable and Diagnosable Mobile Voice Quality Assessment Through Wireless Analytics

Ye Ouyang, Tan Yan, Guiling Wang
2015 IEEE Internet of Things Journal  
objective listening quality assessment (POLQA) voice assessment standard.  ...  Scalable and diagnosable are the two most crucial needs for voice call quality assessment in mobile networks.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Prof. M. Hosein Fallah, Stevens Institute of Technology, for the stimulating discussion.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jiot.2014.2387771 fatcat:pqicqgraqzdate3a3zzk4on6ci

Perceptual importance of time-domain features of the voice source

Marc Garellek, Gang Chen, Bruce R. Gerratt, Abeer Alwan, Jody E. Kreiman
2014 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
The extent of fit during the opening phase of the source pulses added only 2% to perceived match.  ...  In this study, we constrained the models to fit the negative peak of the flow derivative precisely. We fit 6 different source models to 40 natural voice sources, and  ...  Discussion will focus on the specific strengths and weaknesses of each modeling approach for characterizing differences in vocal quality, and on the importance of matches to specific time-domain events  ... 
doi:10.1121/1.4878046 fatcat:g7j5nxg3orfvvgoylm72hv75am


Srecko Curcic, Sida Milunovic
2007 International Journal for Quality Research  
Analysis is based on customer's evaluation about importance of some characteristics for product quality.  ...  The company subsistence on the open market is heavily dependent on its capacity to identify new customer requirements and to develop a new product.  ...  Phase 3. Technical requirements determining. In this phase the goal is every "voice of customer" to translate in one or much technical requirements.  ... 
doaj:d9724a2f436a4bbf958c21ce0a71d7bd fatcat:jqvmrk6chjabfmzdihdvei2hby

Instructor Perceptions in the Assessment of Student Digital Voice Reflections

Dana Tindall, Kay Seo
2017 Journal of Applied Instructional Design  
and colleges of nursing and identified 15 unique factors falling within four broader categories to be used for assessment of voice reflections.  ...  It also allows an instructor to more easily examine the reflective thought process presented through voice inflection, manner of speaking, and relative conciseness of thought.  ...  The second larger phase of the study was designed to validate and refine the list of factors created in the first phase and then to ask instructors to rate the factors for importance to assessment.  ... 
doi:10.28990/jaid2017.061004 fatcat:ezd6qwnoz5aihehpry6ulysb6y

The Influence of Voice Volume, Pitch, and Speech Rate on Progressive Relaxation Training: Application of Methods from Speech Pathology and Audiology

Glenn E. Knowlton, Kevin T. Larkin
2006 Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback  
These results suggest that methods employed for evaluating the quality of vocal characteristics in speech and audiology clinics may be useful for evaluating the quality of therapist's voice when conducting  ...  Forty-eight high anxious young adult women were randomly assigned to one of four conditions for training: PRT with the recommended therapist voice (RV) that decreased in tone, volume, and rate across the  ...  Despite the obvious importance of verbal behaviors during therapeutic interactions, very little research has focused on specific qualities of the therapist's voice that might either facilitate or interfere  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10484-006-9014-6 pmid:16941239 fatcat:q5glsehstzb5deuk7u4bzvvsqy

Eco-design methods for developing new products based on QFD: a literature analysis

Fabio Neves Puglieri, Aldo Ometto, Paulo Augusto Cauchick Miguel
2011 Product Management & Development  
One of the main results from the eco-design QFD analysis was the absence of the traditional QFD characteristics such as quality plan, design quality, and deployment of technical requirements into components  ...  For this review on the eco-design requirements, 17 publications based on QFD were analyzed.  ...  This proposal points out the importance of considering all stakeholders in the process of obtaining VoC (Voice of Customer).  ... 
doi:10.4322/pmd.2011.003 fatcat:iteum4loybbkzpoyuuwhbegnyi

Comparison of singing voice quality from the beginning of the phonation and in the stable phase in the case of choral voices

Edward Półrolniczak, Michał Kramarczyk
2019 Proceedings of the 2019 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems  
In the process of analyzing of the obtained results, it was found that the impact of the selection phase of phonation for analysis is crucial in assessing the singing voice quality.  ...  In the process of acoustic voice analysis, in this case of singing, it is important that the sound samples contain a stable phase of phonation. Sometimes, however, it is not possible.  ...  Thanks are also due to the experts in the field of voice emission, especially for Mr. Adam Kuliś from Study of Culture, for substantive consultations.  ... 
doi:10.15439/2019f316 dblp:conf/fedcsis/PolrolniczakK19 fatcat:oddph7el4zf5xi6jfpmqyaf4le

Identification of a simple screening tool for dysphagia in patients with stroke using factor analysis of multiple dysphagia variables

Kaori Nishiwaki, Tetsuya Tsuji, Meigen Liu, Kimitaka Hase, Naofumi Tanaka, Toshiyuki Fujiwara
2005 Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine  
Results: Factor analysis revealed that cough/voice change in the water swallowing test and aspiration on videofluoroscopic swallow study belonged to the same factor.  ...  Chi-square analysis showed that cough/voice change in the water swallowing test was the only variable that was significantly associated with aspiration on videofluoroscopic swallow study, with a sensitivity  ...  Factor I included voice quality, motor speech function and delayed pharyngeal swallow on VSS. Factor II included the oral-phase in the WST, the oral-phase and pharyngeal residue on VSS.  ... 
doi:10.1080/16501970510026999 pmid:16024482 fatcat:6z5rdttwrnbjdkar56jqscu2ou

Puberphonia: From classic to modern approach
Puberfonija - od klasičnog do savremenog pristupa

Bojana Vuković, Slađana Ćalasan
2021 Biomedicinska istraživanja  
Maturation of the body involves dilation of the larynx and lower positioning of the larynx in the neck, resulting in multiple changes in voice quality.  ...  This functional voice disorder can have multiple consequences on the personality and quality of life of an individual that often encounters problems that include psychological, emotional, social, and professional  ...  Diagnosis and possible treatments of puberphonia Quality assessment of the voice is very important, because based on it, the vocal therapist designs a treatment plan and program, and implements adequate  ... 
doi:10.5937/bii2101090v fatcat:w3n7yttcpjeqxptli7rg2pa2ua

Autoavaliação vocal de mulheres na menopausa

Bianca Natani Basilio, Vanessa Veis Ribeiro, Eliane Cristina Pereira, Ana Paula Dassie Leite
2016 Revista CEFAC  
Therefore, the voice self-assessment description and analysis are important to the specialist to guide the clinic, and to promote voice and quality of life actions during this phase of women's life, based  ...  quality, and the presence of noise in acoustic assessment [12] [13] [14] [15] .  ... 
doi:10.1590/1982-0216201618312115 fatcat:bhrcu7ebhnfelflewu76von3gi

Basics of voice dysfunction--etiology and prevention of voice damage

Tatjana Sepić, Josipa Pankas, Aron Grubesić, Robert Tićac, Radan Starcević
2011 Collegium Antropologicum  
Voice is one of the most important means of communication and as such should be taken care of. The etiology of voice disorders is diverse.  ...  We assessed in which measure do we understand the importance of a healthy voice, and do we know which is the most important factor that adds to its decline.  ...  As voice, therefore speech, is one of the most common and important ways of communication, it has to have sufficient quality.  ... 
pmid:22220413 fatcat:v57exfj5cbhuxfs5ftbj42yjtq

Impact of laryngeal sequelae on voice- and swallowing-related outcomes in paracoccidioidomycosis

Neisa Santos Carvalho Alves Pissurno, Lucas da Motta Esteves, Juliana Marques Benedito, Vanessa Ponsano Giglio, Lídia Raquel de Carvalho, Rinaldo Poncio Mendes, Anamaria Mello Miranda Paniago
2020 Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases  
Quality of Life (V-RQOL) and Voice Handicap Index (VHI) - and were asked to score their voices on a scale from zero to 10 (self-assessment of vocal quality).  ...  Patients with laryngeal PCM presented worse voice-related quality of life scores on the V-RQOL and poorer vocal quality self-assessment than the control group.  ...  In the self-assessment of voice quality, 14 (87.5%) patients in the PCM-laryngeal group reported high voice quality scores, while only one patient reported poor voice quality and one patient reported moderate  ... 
doi:10.1590/1678-9199-jvatitd-2020-0008 pmid:32863829 pmcid:PMC7433646 fatcat:e2n5wyfoyncyxhsqe4xynaen5q

Intervenções vocais diretas e indiretas em professores: revisão sistemática da literatura

Tanise Cristaldo Anhaia, Léia Gonçalves Gurgel, Raquel Hochmuller Vieira, Mauriceia Cassol
2013 Audiology: Communication Research  
ESTRATÉGIAS DE PESQUISA: Foram pesquisados artigos de janeiro de 1980 a abril de 2013, nas bases de dados eletrônicas MEDLINE (acessado pelo PubMed), PubMed, LILACS, SciELO, Scopus e Web of Science.  ...  The group that received voice training emphasized, at first, the importance of adequate voice production and vocal rest, and, after 12 months, the importance of adequate voice use.  ...  The quality assessment was complemented with the use of the Jadad scale (12) , an instrument for quality assessment, which consists of five questions regarding randomization, masking, double blinding  ... 
doi:10.1590/s2317-64312013000400019 fatcat:cdgqzpvmfjhzpjxgsczss4uxue
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