50 Years late: Repeating Miller-Nicely 1955

Andrew Lovitt, Jont Allen

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Abstract

Portions of the procedure and analysis of the wide-band noise masking experiment in Miller-Nicely's 1955 JASA paper (MN55) was repeated and a new set of data was collected in 2005. This classic paper is a commonly referenced work in which confusion matrices were collected for a set of consonant-vowels (CVs). From an analysis of the original results, they made conclusions about the robustness of various distinctive features when the CVs are degraded in masking noise. Our repeat experiment shows a number of similarities and differences. The two experiments show significantly different amounts of relative information transmitted for each distinctive feature. In the repeat experiment the voicing feature is less robust whereas the place feature is more robust.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages2154-2157
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781604234497
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2006Sep 21 2006

Publication series

NameINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
Volume5

Other

OtherINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period9/17/069/21/06

Keywords

  • Confusion groups
  • Confusion matrix
  • Distinctive feature
  • Phone recognition
  • Voicing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Lovitt, A., & Allen, J. (2006). 50 Years late: Repeating Miller-Nicely 1955. In INTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP (pp. 2154-2157). (INTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP; Vol. 5). International Speech Communication Association.