Resonance-based decomposition for the manipulation of acoustic cues in speech: An assessment of perceived quality

Chin Tuan Tan, Benjamin Guo, Ivan Selesnick

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Abstract

The ultimate objective of this study is to employ a resonance-based decomposition method for the manipulation of acoustic cues in speech. Resonance-based decomposition (Selesnick, 2010) is a newly proposed nonlinear signal analysis method based not on frequency or scale but on resonance; the method is able to decompose a complex non-stationary signal into a 'high-resonance' component and a 'low-resonance' component using a combination of low- and high- Q-factors. In this study, we conducted a subjective listening experiment on five normal hearing listeners to assess the perceived quality of decomposed components, with the intention of deriving the perceptually relevant combinations of low- and high- Q-factors. Our results show that normal hearing listeners generally rank high-resonance components of speech stimuli higher than low-resonance components. This may be due to a greater salience of perceptually significant formant cues in high-resonance stimuli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2011
Pages333-336
Number of pages4
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StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2011 - New Paltz, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 19 2011

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Other2011 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2011
CountryUnited States
CityNew Paltz, NY
Period10/16/1110/19/11

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Keywords

  • acoustic cue manipulation
  • resonance-based decomposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Tan, C. T., Guo, B., & Selesnick, I. (2011). Resonance-based decomposition for the manipulation of acoustic cues in speech: An assessment of perceived quality. In 2011 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2011 (pp. 333-336). [6082329] https://doi.org/10.1109/ASPAA.2011.6082329

Resonance-based decomposition for the manipulation of acoustic cues in speech : An assessment of perceived quality. / Tan, Chin Tuan; Guo, Benjamin; Selesnick, Ivan.

2011 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2011. 2011. p. 333-336 6082329.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tan, CT, Guo, B & Selesnick, I 2011, Resonance-based decomposition for the manipulation of acoustic cues in speech: An assessment of perceived quality. in 2011 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2011., 6082329, pp. 333-336, 2011 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2011, New Paltz, NY, United States, 10/16/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/ASPAA.2011.6082329
Tan CT, Guo B, Selesnick I. Resonance-based decomposition for the manipulation of acoustic cues in speech: An assessment of perceived quality. In 2011 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2011. 2011. p. 333-336. 6082329 https://doi.org/10.1109/ASPAA.2011.6082329
Tan, Chin Tuan ; Guo, Benjamin ; Selesnick, Ivan. / Resonance-based decomposition for the manipulation of acoustic cues in speech : An assessment of perceived quality. 2011 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2011. 2011. pp. 333-336
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