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The Japanese Diagnostic Rhyme Test

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

Abstract

This chapter describes the Japanese DRT and its evaluation procedure. The English DRT is briefly described, followed by the definition of the Japanese DRT. An analysis of the Japanese consonant taxonomy is described, followed by the definition of the word-pair list to be used in the test. Finally, the evaluation procedure is described, along with the scoring procedure.

Keywords

Pitch Accent Phonetic Feature Intelligibility Score Correct Response Rate Word Familiarity 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and EngineeringYamagata UniversityYamagataJapan

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