Accession Number : AD0738969

Title :   Investigation of Speaker Identification Based on Nasal Phonation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Young,Robert Bryant

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Short segments of a restricted set of words from one speaker were sampled, processed, and the resulting vector is used to represent the speaker. Representative vectors were formed for several speakers and correlated and with vectors representing individual words from 'test' speakers. The magnitude of the correlations of the word vectors with various speaker vectors were used to identify the speaker. Some limited success was achieved and, just as important, critical problem areas are noted which, if improved upon as recommended, promise an improved identification capability. Two different word lists fundamental to the identification process were also investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPEECH, IDENTIFICATION), (*PHONETICS, IDENTIFICATION), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, THESES

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE