Accession Number:

AD0466022

Title:

FORMANT ANALYSIS,

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Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR COMMUNICATION SCIENCES LAB

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Report Date:

1965-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

193.0

Abstract:

The investigation begins with a summary of some of the models which have been used to study speech. Closed representations of the output of a simple resonator which are synchronous with the fundamental frequency are examined as a basis of formant analysis. The representations are then discussed with respect to measured speech data. The representations are also used to specify the inherent accuracy limitations of two different formant tracking schemes. Finally, a feasibility study was made of a method of formant tracking which employs a fixed filter bank as an input to an automatic, zero crossing detector which is synchronous with the fundamental frequency. It was concluded that such a device could be built with an accuracy close to the three percent which has been reported for the human difference limen for formant frequency discrimination. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE