Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST is a free resource, run by linguistics students and faculty, and supported primarily by your donations. Please support LINGUIST List during the 2016 Fund Drive.

Ask-A-Linguist Message Details

Subject: George Zimmerman and voice recognition
Question: First, thanks for this site. It is an awesome resource for us amateur linguists. So they are talking in the news about using voice recognition to see if it was George Zimmerman screaming on the 911 tape. Here are my questions: What parameters are used in this kind of analysis? I assume pitch is a feature but what other parameters (right word? I mean factors such as verbal quirks or goodness knows what else) are there? Can someone disguise/train their voice to skew the data? How accurate would you say the voice recognition technology is at this point? Thanks, Lisa
From: Lisa
Date: 29-Jun-2012
  1. Re: George Zimmerman and voice recognition    James L Fidelholtz     (03-Jul-2012)

Back to Most Recent Questions