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Filler Words as a Speaker Classification Feature

Ishihara, Shunichi; Kinoshita, Yuko


Many of us can think of iconic words or expressions that our close friends or family often use. This study investigated the potential of idiosyncrasies in usage of filler words as a speaker classification parameter, using spontaneous Japanese speech. We estimated likelihood ratios (LRs) based on which filler words were used and how often, and performed speaker discrimination tests using the LRs. As a result we discovered that speakers� choices of fillers can predict speaker�s identity to some...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 2010
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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