Título: Classification of Voice Pathologies Using Glottal Signal Parameters
Autores: Kohler, Manoela; Mendoza, Leonardo Alfredo Forero; Lazo, Juan G.; Vellasco, Marley; Cataldo, Edson
Resumo: The classification of voice diseases has many applications in health, disease treatment, and the projection of new medical equipments for diagnosing these pathologies. This work uses the parameters of the glottal signal that are more likely to identify two types of voice disorders: vocal cord nodule and unilateral paralysis of vocal cords. The parameters of the glottal signal are obtained through the known inverse filtering method. The parameters of the glottal signal serve as input to a neural network that classifies into three different groups of speakers: speakers with pathology nodule on one’s vocal cords; with unilateral vocal cord paralysis; and finally speakers with normal voices. The database is composed of 248 voice recordings containing samples of the three groups mentioned. In this study we have used a larger database for the classification compared with similar studies, and its classification rate is superior to other studies, reaching 95.83%.
Palavras-chave: Classification of diseases; parameters of the glottal signal; neural network
Código DOI: 10.21528/CBIC2011-13.2
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