The Effect of Word Familiarity on the DRT Scores

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


This chapter describes the results of experiments we conducted to investigate the effect of word familiarity on speech intelligibility using selection-based testing methods. First, word familiarity is briefly described. We then describe the experimental procedures and the results. In summary, we conclude that word familiarity does effect speech intelligibility, but only marginally in selection-based tests, especially when the selection is limited to one out of two.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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