Exploring Forensic Accent Recognition using the Y-ACCDIST System

Brown, Georgina (2016) Exploring Forensic Accent Recognition using the Y-ACCDIST System. In: Proceedings of the 16th Australiasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology. Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology . UNSPECIFIED, pp. 305-308.

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Forensic speech scientists may sometimes be faced with the task of extracting information about an unknown speaker in a recording. It is proposed here that accent recognition technology could assist analysts in such cases and we begin to explore the Y-ACCDIST system’s potential for this purpose. Research on Y-ACCDIST so far has largely focussed on its ability to distinguish between varieties which are much more similar to one another than previous automatic accent recognition research [1]. The experiments presented here build on this and challenge YACCDIST in other ways relevant to forensic applications: spontaneous speech data and degraded data

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 124958
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 01 May 2018 10:34
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 05:32
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/124958

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