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Summary Details

Query:   Voiceprints
Author:  Annie L Clark
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Computational Linguistics

Summary:   Thanks to everyone who responded to my question about voiceprints as speaker
identification (LINGUIST List 10.1459).

The following responses produced many helpful leads:


You might want to check out pages 211-214 of Ladefoged's _A Course in
Phonetics_, Third Edition (Harcourt Brace, 1993).

George F. Aubin

If you're interested in this area, there are a few classic articles
you should take a look at (below). I'm sure there is considerable
more recent stuff that i don't know about, but the general issues
raised in these articles still hold.

Good luck,

laura l. koenig

Bolt, R. H., Cooper, F. S., David, E. E., Jr., Denes, P. B., Pickett, J.
M., & Stevens, K. N. (1969). Identification of a speaker by speech
spectrograms. Science, 166, 338-343.

Bolt, R. H., Cooper, F. S., David, E. E., Jr., Denes, P. B., Pickett, J.
M., & Stevens, K. N. (1970). Speaker identification by speech spectrograms:
A scientist's view of its reliability for legal purposes. Journal of the
Acoustical Society of America, 47, 597-612.

Bolt, R. H., Cooper, F. S., David, E. E., Jr., Denes, P. B., Pickett, J.
M., & Stevens, K. N. (1973). Speaker identification by speech spectrograms:
Some further observations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,
54, 531-534.

Pap?un, G. J., & Ladefoged, P. (1976). Two 'voiceprint' cases. Journal of
the Acoustical Society of America, 55, 463.

See Harry Hollien's book The Acoustics of Crime. Hollien is emeritus
at U. Florida in Gainesville, but still goes to the office as of last
fall. The book is 1990, so that there is more recent material, to
which Hollien might guide you. See also the Journal of the Forensic
Sciences and related lit.
Sincerely -

Donald S. Cooper, Ph. D.
Univ.of South Carolina

If what you mean is to use voice to identify a person, as in finger
print, then you can search the web for "speaker identification". It
is a thriving field in speech technologies having a lot of shared
methodologies with ASR, Automatic Speech Recognition. Speech
conference such as ICSLP, Eurospeech, ICASSP, each have sections on
this topic.


Chilin Shih
Language Modeling Research Department
Bell Laboratories
Lucent Technologies

We don't talk about individual speaker identification, but we've got a
teaching website devoted to discerning linguistic information out of
sonagrams. Check out the website listed in my sig if you are

+--------------- Robert Hagiwara, Ph.D. ---------------+
| Lecturer, Dept. of Linguistics |
| University of Washington |
+---- http://depts.washington.edu/phonlab/mystery/ ----+

Thanks again!
Annie L. Clark Ferreira
Linguistics Specialist
Lyrix Systems, Inc.
(978) 851-5300

LL Issue: 10.1526
Date Posted: 14-Oct-1999
Original Query: Read original query


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