Automatic voice disorder classification using vowel formants

Ghulam Muhammad, Mansour Alsulaiman, Awais Mahmood, Zulfiqar Ali

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose an automatic voice disorder classification system using first two formants of vowels. Five types of voice disorder, namely, cyst, GERD, paralysis, polyp and sulcus, are used in the experiments. Spoken Arabic digits from the voice disordered people are recorded for input. First formant and second formant are extracted from the vowels [Fatha] and [Kasra], which are present in Arabic digits. These four features are then used to classify the voice disorder using two types of classification methods: vector quantization (VQ) and neural networks. In the experiments, neural network performs better than VQ. For female and male speakers, the classification rates are 67.86% and 52.5%, respectively, using neural networks. The best classification rate, which is 78.72%, is obtained for female sulcus disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2011
Event2011 12th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2011 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 Jul 201115 Jul 2011

Conference

Conference2011 12th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2011
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period11/07/1115/07/11

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Keywords

  • Arabic digit
  • Arabic vowel
  • automatic classification of voice disorder
  • neural network

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Muhammad, G., Alsulaiman, M., Mahmood, A., & Ali, Z. (2011). Automatic voice disorder classification using vowel formants. 1-6. Paper presented at 2011 12th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2011, Barcelona, Spain. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICME.2011.6012187