Speaker Classification II: Selected Papers / Edition 1

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This two-volume set constitutes a state-of-the-art survey in the field of speaker classification, addressing many critical questions. The twenty-two articles of the second volume cover a number of areas, including gender recognition systems, emotion recognition, text-dependent speaker verification systems, an analysis of both speaker and verbal content information, and accent identification.

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A Study of Acoustic Correlates of Speaker Age   Susanne Schotz   Christian Muller     1
The Impact of Visual and Auditory Cues in Age Estimation   Kajsa Amilon   Joost van de Weijer   Susanne Schotz     10
Development of a Femininity Estimator for Voice Therapy of Gender Identity Disorder Clients   Nobuaki Minematsu   Kyoko Sakuraba     22
Real-Life Emotion Recognition in Speech   Laurence Devillers   Laurence Vidrascu     34
Automatic Classification of Expressiveness in Speech: A Multi-corpus Study   Mohammad Shami   Werner Verhelst     43
Acoustic Impact on Decoding of Semantic Emotion   Erik J. Eriksson   Felix Schaeffler   Kirk P.H. Sullivan     57
Emotion from Speakers to Listeners: Perception and Prosodic Characterization of Affective Speech   Catherine Mathon   Sophie de Abreu     70
Effects of the Phonological Contents on Perceptual Speaker Identification   Kanae Amino   Takayuki Arai   Tsutomu Sugawara     83
Durations of Context-Dependent Phonemes: A New Feature in Speaker Verification   Charl Johannes van Heerden   Etienne Barnard     93
Language-Independent Speaker Classification over a Far-Field Microphone   Jerome R. Bellegarda     104
A Linear-Scaling Approach to Speaker Variability in Poly-segmental Formant Ensembles   Frantz Clermont     116
Sound Change and Speaker Identity: An Acoustic Study   Gea de Jong   Kirsty McDougall   Francis Nolan     130
Bayes-Optimal Estimation of GMM Parameters for Speaker Recognition   Guillermo Garcia   Sung-Kyo Jung   Thomas Eriksson     142
Speaker Individualities in Speech Spectral Envelopes and Fundamental Frequency Contours   Tatsuya Kitamura   Masato Akagi     157
Speaker Segmentation for Air Traffic Control   Michael Neffe   Tuan Van Pham   Horst Hering   Gernot Kubin     177
Detection of Speaker Characteristics Using Voice Imitation   Elisabeth Zetterholm     192
Reviewing Human Language Identification   Masahiko Komatsu     206
Underpinning/nailon/: Automatic Estimation of Pitch Range and Speaker Relative Pitch   Jens Edlund   Mattias Heldner     229
Automatic Dialect Identification: A Study of British English   Emmanuel Ferragne   Francois Pellegrino     243
ACCDIST: An Accent Similarity Metric for Accent Recognition and Diagnosis   Mark Huckvale      258
Selecting Representative Speakers for a Speech Database on the Basis of Heterogeneous Similarity Criteria   Sacha Krstulovic   Frederic Bimbot   Olivier Boeffard   Delphine Charlet   Dominique Fohr   Odile Mella     276
Speaker Classification by Means of Orthographic and Broad Phonetic Transcriptions of Speech   Christophe Van Bael   Hans van Halteren     293
Author Index     309
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