Subjective Quality Measurement of Speech

Its Evaluation, Estimation and Applications

  • Kazuhiro┬áKondo

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 149-153

About this book


It is becoming crucial to accurately estimate and monitor speech quality in various ambient environments to guarantee high quality speech communication. This practical hands-on book shows speech intelligibility measurement methods so that the readers can start measuring or estimating speech intelligibility of their own system. The book also introduces subjective and objective speech quality measures, and describes in detail speech intelligibility measurement methods. It introduces a diagnostic rhyme test which uses rhyming word-pairs, and includes: An investigation into the effect of word familiarity on speech intelligibility. Speech intelligibility measurement of localized speech in virtual 3-D acoustic space using the rhyme test. Estimation of speech intelligibility using objective measures, including the ITU standard PESQ measures, and automatic speech recognizers.


Diagnostic Rhyme Test DRT ITU standard Japanese word-pair list MOS Mean Opinion Scores PESQ Perceptual Evaluation of Subjective Quality degraded spoken words speaker-adapted models speaker-independent model

Authors and affiliations

  • Kazuhiro┬áKondo
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  1. 1.and Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringGraduate School of ScienceYamagataJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27505-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27506-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
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