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Presentation 2016-08-10 10:30
Speech intelligibility under long-path echoes by using four-continuous-words simulating emergency mass-notification messages
Zhenglie Cui, Shuichi Sakamoto, Yuki Tamura, Yoiti Suzuki (Tohoku Univ.)
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) This study seeks to lay the basis for content guideline suitable for outdoors public address systems. We have focused on the effect of inserting pauses between the words in a speech signal. In this study, speech materials were modeled based on actual sentences used in emergency notifications given via the Japanese mass-notification system, J-Alert. By using this model, the effects of word familiarity and inserting pauses on word intelligibility under long-path echo were examined. The results of the experiments suggest that speech signals can be robustly understood despite long-path echoes by using adequate inter-word pauses.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) pause / word intelligibility / word familiarity / long-path echo / outdoor public address system / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 116, pp. 37-41, Aug. 2016.
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Date of Issue 2016-08-02 (EA) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Committee EA ASJ-H  
Conference Date 2016-08-09 - 2016-08-10 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Tohoku Gakuin Univ., Tagajo Campus 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Ultra-Realistic Acoustics, Engineering/Electro Acoustics, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, and Related Topics 
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Registration To ASJ-H 
Conference Code 2016-08-EA-H 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) Speech intelligibility under long-path echoes by using four-continuous-words simulating emergency mass-notification messages 
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Keyword(1) pause  
Keyword(2) word intelligibility  
Keyword(3) word familiarity  
Keyword(4) long-path echo  
Keyword(5) outdoor public address system  
1st Author's Name Zhenglie Cui  
1st Author's Affiliation Tohoku University (Tohoku Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Shuichi Sakamoto  
2nd Author's Affiliation Tohoku University (Tohoku Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Yuki Tamura  
3rd Author's Affiliation Tohoku University (Tohoku Univ.)
4th Author's Name Yoiti Suzuki  
4th Author's Affiliation Tohoku University (Tohoku Univ.)
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Date Time 2016-08-10 10:30:00 
Presentation Time 30 minutes 
Registration for ASJ-H 
Paper # EA2016-26 
Volume (vol) vol.116 
Number (no) no.179 
Page pp.37-41 
Date of Issue 2016-08-02 (EA) 

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