Filler words as a speaker classification feature

Shunichi Ishihara, Yuko Kinoshita

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    Many of us can think of iconic words or expressions that our close friends or family often use. This study investigated the potential of idiosyncrasies in usage of filler words as a speaker classification parameter, using spontaneous Japanese speech. We estimated likelihood ratios (LRs) based on which filler words were used and how often, and performed speaker discrimination tests using the LRs. As a result we discovered that speakers’ choices of fillers can predict speaker’s identity to some degree, and that this has potential as an additional feature for speaker classification.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
    Place of PublicationMelbourne
    PublisherAustralasian Speech Science and Technology Association
    Pages34-37
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9780958194631
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event13th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 14 Dec 201016 Dec 2010

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    Conference13th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period14/12/1016/12/10

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    Ishihara, S., & Kinoshita, Y. (2010). Filler words as a speaker classification feature. In Proceedings of the 13th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 34-37). Melbourne: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association.
    Ishihara, Shunichi ; Kinoshita, Yuko. / Filler words as a speaker classification feature. Proceedings of the 13th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology. Melbourne : Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association, 2010. pp. 34-37
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    Proceedings of the 13th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology. Melbourne : Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association, 2010. p. 34-37.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

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