Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành hóa học dành cho các bạn yêu hóa học tham khảo đề tài: Research Article On the Use of the Correlation between Acoustic Descriptors for the Normal/Pathological Voices Discrimination | Hindawi Publishing Corporation EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Volume 2009 Article ID 173967 19 pages doi 2009 173967 Research Article On the Use of the Correlation between Acoustic Descriptors for the Normal Pathological Voices Discrimination Thomas Dubuisson 1 Thierry Dutoit 1 Bernard Gosselin 1 and Marc Remacle2 1 TCTS Lab Faculte Polytechnique de Mons 31 Boulevard Dolez 7000 Mons Belgium 2 ORL-ORLO Lab Universite Catholique de Louvain Avenue Dr Therasse 8 5530 Yvoir Belgium Correspondence should be addressed to Thomas Dubuisson Received 27 October 2008 Revised 25 February 2009 Accepted 23 April 2009 Recommended by Juan I. Godino-Llorente This paper presents an analysis system aiming at discriminating between normal and pathological voices. Compared to literature of voice pathology assessment it is characterised by two aspects. First the system is based on features inspired from voice pathology assessment and music information retrieval. Second the distinction between normal and pathological voices is simply based on the correlation between acoustic features while more complex classifiers are common in literature. Based on the normal and pathological samples included the MEEI database it has been found that using two features spectral decrease and first spectral tristimulus in the Bark scale and their correlation leads to correct classification rates of for pathological voices and for normal ones. The system also outputs a normal pathological factor aiming at giving an indication to the clinician about the location of a subject according to the database. Copyright 2009 Thomas Dubuisson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use distribution and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited. 1. Introduction The acoustic evaluation of voice quality is an important tool for the assessment of .