Inter-rater reliability of accessing the intelligibility of band-limited transformed speech using nonlinear frequency compression

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Abstract

Speech intelligibility verification through a listening test session by human raters was conducted to assess the intelligibility of band-limited speech. The band-limited speech was generated using nonlinear frequency compression via spectral envelope transformation to assist individuals with high-frequency hearing loss. However, addressing the issue on the reliability of the assessment method is important because of the human factors that cause variability in the intelligibility test results. This study investigated the use of Cohen's Kappa coefficient to measure the inter-rater reliability in the intelligibility test. The inter-rater reliability was found to be high when Cohen's Kappa coefficient was over 0.6. The result indicates that the human raters showed a high level of agreement in assessing the intelligibility of the band-limited speech.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationI4CT 2014 - 1st International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages126-129
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479945559
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2014
Event1st International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology, I4CT 2014 - Langkawi, Kedah
Duration: 2 Sep 20144 Sep 2014

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Other1st International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology, I4CT 2014
CityLangkawi, Kedah
Period2/9/144/9/14

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Speech intelligibility
Cohen's kappa
Compression
Speech Intelligibility
Human Factors
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Envelope
Audition
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Keywords

  • band-limited speech
  • high-frequency hearing loss
  • Inter-rater reliability
  • nonlinear frequency compression
  • speech intelligibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mohd Zaman, M. H., Mustafa, M. M., & Hussain, A. (2014). Inter-rater reliability of accessing the intelligibility of band-limited transformed speech using nonlinear frequency compression. In I4CT 2014 - 1st International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology, Proceedings (pp. 126-129). [6914160] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/I4CT.2014.6914160

Inter-rater reliability of accessing the intelligibility of band-limited transformed speech using nonlinear frequency compression. / Mohd Zaman, Mohd Hairi; Mustafa, Mohd. Marzuki; Hussain, Aini.

I4CT 2014 - 1st International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 126-129 6914160.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohd Zaman, MH, Mustafa, MM & Hussain, A 2014, Inter-rater reliability of accessing the intelligibility of band-limited transformed speech using nonlinear frequency compression. in I4CT 2014 - 1st International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology, Proceedings., 6914160, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 126-129, 1st International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology, I4CT 2014, Langkawi, Kedah, 2/9/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/I4CT.2014.6914160
Mohd Zaman MH, Mustafa MM, Hussain A. Inter-rater reliability of accessing the intelligibility of band-limited transformed speech using nonlinear frequency compression. In I4CT 2014 - 1st International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 126-129. 6914160 https://doi.org/10.1109/I4CT.2014.6914160
Mohd Zaman, Mohd Hairi ; Mustafa, Mohd. Marzuki ; Hussain, Aini. / Inter-rater reliability of accessing the intelligibility of band-limited transformed speech using nonlinear frequency compression. I4CT 2014 - 1st International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 126-129
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