Effect of bandwidth modifications on the quality of speech imitated by Alexandrine and Indian Ringneck parrots

Effect of bandwidth modifications on the quality of speech imitated by Alexandrine and Indian... Alexandrine and Indian Ringneck parrots are known for imitating the voice of other animals. The objective of this paper is to estimate the spectral limits of the imitated sounds produced by parrots and quantify the quality. The investigations showed that 500–3000 Hz spectral band is adequate for retaining the important perceptual information in the phrases uttered by human speakers and imitated by parrots. Investigations confirmed that the Indian Ringneck parrots are capable of following the formant structure and pitch contour of the phrases uttered by the human subjects. The dynamic range of the pitch of Indian Ringneck parrots was observed as higher than that of the human subjects. A rise of about 1000 Hz in the formant F1 of the parrots was observed, indicating the tongue height small and beak opening, relatively large, as compared to that of human subjects. The quality of some of the synthesized and processed phrases was found slightly better as compared to that of the original phrases because of the inherent enhancement capability of the Harmonic plus noise model (HNM). The average Mean opinion score (MOS) score of the Indian Ringnech parrots for the original, synthesized, and processed phrases was observed as 2.65, 2.59, and 2.77, respectively. The investigations may be beneficial for studying the behavior of endangered birds, defense related activities, safeguarding the crashes with aero planes, and safeguard of the birds from wind power generator etc. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Speech Technology Springer Journals

Effect of bandwidth modifications on the quality of speech imitated by Alexandrine and Indian Ringneck parrots

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Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Engineering; Signal,Image and Speech Processing; Social Sciences, general; Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)
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