New 20-word lists for word intelligibility test in Japanese

Shuichi Sakamoto, Yoshikawa Tadahiro, Amano Shigeaki, Yoiti Suzuki, Kondo Tadahisa

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Abstract

"Familiarity controlled Word lists 2003 (FW03)" is a set of 20 lists of 50 Japanese words each in four ranks of word familiarity (for a total of 4000 words). FW03 is useful for evaluating the ability of a person to hear human speech. However, it has been pointed out that the FW03 lists have too many words to evaluate the ability of a person to hear human speech in a short time. This can cause problems, such as when evaluating the ability of an elderly person to hear human speech during a medical exam. To remedy this problem, we propose new word lists that are a subset of FW03. The new lists were created by considering both phonetic balance and word familiarity. Each of the new word lists comprises only 20 words. This reduces the duration of an examination to around two-fifths of a conventional FW03-based examination. Word intelligibility tests suggest that these new lists provide word intelligibility scores nearly equal to those resulting from FW03.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages2158-2161
Number of pages4
Volume5
ISBN (Print)9781604234497
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
EventINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: 2006 Sep 172006 Sep 21

Other

OtherINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period06/9/1706/9/21

Keywords

  • Speech reception/recognition threshold
  • Word familiarity
  • Word intelligibility test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Sakamoto, S., Tadahiro, Y., Shigeaki, A., Suzuki, Y., & Tadahisa, K. (2006). New 20-word lists for word intelligibility test in Japanese. In INTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP (Vol. 5, pp. 2158-2161). International Speech Communication Association.