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The quantification of speech intelligibility of malay words by means of corner vowels

Ahmad, Muhammad 'Aasim Asyafi'ie and Harun, Mokhtar and Ibrahim, Md. Najib and Shapiai, Mohd. Ibrahim and Khalid, Puspa Inayat and Abdul Hamid, Siti Zaleha (2015) The quantification of speech intelligibility of malay words by means of corner vowels. In: 5th International Conference on Noise, Vibration & Comfort (NVC 2015), 1-3 Dec, 2015, Melaka, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Speech intelligibility is important for communication and different techniques have been developed to quantify it. This includes the frequency responses of corner vowels. However, such techniques have not been used for Malay language. The purpose of this study is to analyze the frequency response of spoken Malay to quantify speech intelligibility. The study was done by playing 15 recorded Malay words, spoken by two speakers, in anechoic room and reverberant room. From this, the value of first formant frequency (F1) and second formant frequency (F2) were obtained. F1 and F2 were then used to derive the differences of F2 and F1 (F2-F1) and to calculate the vowel working space (VWS) area. This study found that the value of F2-F1of vowel /i/ is affected by speech intelligibility. Also, smaller VWS area was found for room with less speech intelligibility.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:speech intelligibility, vowel working space (VWS)
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7885-7895 Computer engineer. Computer hardware
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:62206
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:14 May 2017 08:50
Last Modified:08 Aug 2017 16:34

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