ANALYSIS OF VOCAL BEHAVIOR.
Final rept. 1 May 65-30 Jun 69,
CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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The research had as its objectives 1 To develop acoustic measures of the voice to provide a useful monitor of the behavioral and emotional state of a speaker who is using a voice communication channel, 2 To explore and develop computer programs for pattern recognition of complex acoustic data to enable rapid processing, feedback of results, and adjustment of parameters for further work, and 3 To investigate the feasibility of equipment for the assessment of the behavioral state of personnel located at remote locations. A spectrum analyzer was developed appropriate to obtain time-averaged acoustic spectra of continuous speech which is converted into digital form for data reduction and analysis by off-line computer. The report describes the instrumentation developed for acoustic analysis and its connection to a computer providing graphic display and digital magnetic tape, the use of this tape on a larger computer for statistical analysis and an investigation of similarity of results with previous work. Author
- Voice Communications