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Main Title: Speech and music discrimination: Human detection of differences between music and speech based on rhythm
Author(s): Stanev, Madeleine
Redlich, Johannes
Knörzer, Christian
Rosenfeld, Ninett
Lykartsis, Athanasios
Type: Conference Object
Abstract: Rhythm in speech and singing forms one of its basic acoustic components. Therefore, it is interesting to investigate the capability of subjects to distinguish between speech and singing when only the rhythm remains as an acoustic cue. For this study we developed a method to eliminate all linguistic components but rhythm from the speech and singing signals. The study was conducted online and participants could listen to the stimuli via loudspeakers or headphones. The analysis of the survey shows that people are able to significantly discriminate between speech and singing after they have been altered. Furthermore, our results reveal specific features, which supported participants in their decision, such as differences in regularity and tempo between singing and speech samples. The hypothesis that music trained people perform more successfully on the task was not proved. The results of the study are important for the understanding of the structure of and differences between speech and singing, for the use in further studies and for future application in the field of speech recognition.
Subject(s): speech-music discrimination
speech perception
speech rhythm
computational paralinguistics
Issue Date: 2016
Date Available: 24-Feb-2020
Is Part Of: 10.14279/depositonce-9530
Language Code: en
DDC Class: 780 Musik
620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
Proceedings Title: Proc. Speech Prosody 2016 31 May - 3 Jun 2106, Boston, USA
Editor: Barnes, Jon
Brugos, Alejna
Shattuck-Hufnagel, Stefanie
Veilleux, Nanette
Publisher: International Speech Communication Association
Publisher DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2016-46
Page Start: 222
Page End: 226
ISSN: 2333-2042
TU Affiliation(s): Fak. 1 Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaften » Inst. Sprache und Kommunikation » FG Audiokommunikation
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