Accession Number : AD0701916

Title :   THE CONSONANT RECOGNITION TEST.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Preusse,John W.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : A new test of speech intelligibility called the Consonant Recognition Test was developed and evaluated. Designed to use human subjects in conjunction with a digital computer as a precision laboratory tool for diagnostic analysis of speech communication systems, this test appears to combine the attributes of simplicity, efficiency of testing, sensitivity and diagnostic ability to an extent not previously attained by intelligibility tests. To minimize the effects of speaker differences and conveniently permit the use of a large number of speakers, nine speakers were rotated or 'multiplexed' in the recorded version of the test lists, so that each list contained a sample of the nine voices. The report describes the test, the source tape, the test analysis computer program, experiments relating this test to others in wide usage and a detailed example of the proper application of the test. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPEECH RECOGNITION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), (*SPEECH, INTELLIGIBILITY), (*VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, *PSYCHOACOUSTICS), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, ANALYSIS, SENSITIVITY

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE