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Modelling talker intelligibility variation in a dialect-controlled corpus
In a newly created corpus of 3600 read sentences (20 talkers x 180 sentences), considerable variability in talker intelligibility has been found. This variability occurs despite rigorous attempts to ensure uniformity, including strict dialectal criteria in subject selection, speech style guidance with feedback during recording, ...
Separating segmental and prosodic contributions to intelligibility
It is well known that the intelligibility of speech can vary both across individuals within styles or tasks, and within individuals across styles or tasks. Various properties of the speech signal have been shown to correlate with such differences in intelligibility, including speech rate, [5,7,8] segmental reduction or deletion, ...