Publications in 2008

Papers

  1. K. Kobayashi, K. Yasu, N. Hodoshima, T. Arai and M. Shindo, “A study of syllable enhancement for elderly listeners by suppressing energy of steady-state portions of vowels,” J. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., Vol. 64, No. 5, pp. 278-289, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (799 kB)]
  2. T. Arai, E. Ohki and K. Iitaka, “Perception of long vowels in Japanese by children,” Acoustical Science and Technology, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 106-109, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (129 kB)]
  3. T. Arai, “Gel-type tongue for a physical model of the human vocal tract as an educational tool in acoustics of speech production,” Acoustical Science and Technology, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 188-190, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (173 kB)]
  4. T. Arai, “Foreword to the special issue on attractive education in acoustics in the modern era,” J. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 27-28, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (202 kB)]
  5. T. Arai, “Education in acoustics for elementary and junior high school students,” J. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 29-34, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (1,148 kB)]
  6. S. Imaizumi and T. Arai, “Education of acoustics for speech-language-hearing pathologists: From the basis to practice,” J. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 47-51, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (533 kB)]
  7. N. Hodoshima, W. Yoshida and T. Arai, “Improving consonant identification in noise and reverberation by steady-state suppression as a preprocessing approach,” Proc. of the Interspeech, pp. 1793-1796, Brisbane, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (212 kB)]
  8. K. Amino and T. Arai, “Perceptual speaker identification using monosyllabic stimuli: Effects of the nucleus vowels and speaker characteristics contained in nasals,” Proc. of the Interspeech, pp. 1917-1920, Brisbane, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (408 kB)]
  9. H. Masuda and T. Arai, “Perception and production of consonant clusters in Japanese-English bilingual and Japanese monolingual speakers,” Proc. of the Interspeech, pp. 1988-1991, Brisbane, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (151 kB)]
  10. T. Arai, “Physical models of the human vocal tract with gel-type material,” Proc. of the Interspeech, pp. 2651-2654, Brisbane, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (514 kB)]
  11. T. Arai, “Science workshop with sliding vocal-tract model,” Proc. of the Interspeech, pp. 2827-2830, Brisbane, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (514 kB)]
  12. H. Masuda and T. Arai, “Perception of consonant clusters in Japanese native speakers: Influence of foreign language learning,” Proc. of the ISCA Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing), pp. 161-164, Athens, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (515 kB)]
  13. K. Amino and T. Arai, “Differential effects of the phonemes on identification of previously unknown speakers,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123, No. 5, Pt. 2, p. 3328, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (2,209 kB)]

    Proc. of Acoustics, pp. 2381-2386, Paris, 2008.
    [PDF (445 kB)]

  14. N. Hodoshima, T. Arai and K. Kurisu, “Effects of training, style, and rate of speaking on speech perception of young people in reverberation,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123, No. 5, Pt. 2, p. 3329, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (2,371 kB)]

    Proc. of Acoustics, pp. 2393-2397, Paris, 2008.
    [PDF (370 kB)]

  15. K. Yasu, H. Ishida, R. Takahashi, T. Arai, K. Kobayashi and M. Shindo, “Critical-band compression method of speech enhancement for elderly people: Investigation of syllable and word intelligibility,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123, No. 5, Pt. 2, p. 3718, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (2,178 kB)]
  16. A. Iida, S. Kajima, K. Yasu, J. M. Kominek, Y. Aikawa and T. Arai, “Developing a bilingual communication aid for a Japanese ALS patient using voice conversion technique,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123, No. 5, Pt. 2, p. 3884, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (1,770 kB)]
  17. H. Masuda and T. Arai, “Observation of the preceding consonant of voiced stop consonant clusters: In the case of Japanese native speakers of different English proficiency,” International Workshop on Language and Speech Science, p. 2, Tokyo, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (79 kB)]
  18. K. Amino and T. Arai, “Perception of speaker identity and its relation to the phonological features,” Asian Workshop on Speech Science and Technology, Technical Report of IEICE Japan, Vol. SP2007-191, pp. 29-34, 2008.
    [Abstract] [PDF (224 kB)]
  19. Y. Hatagishi, S. Hirai, T. Arai and M. Shindo, “Choukaku-teki gakushuu niyoru kategori-chikaku no henka: Kenchou-sha to kan’on-sei nanchou-sha no hikaku,” Jpn. J. Commun. Disord., Vol. 25, No. 3, p. 245, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (102 kB)]
  20. S. Kajima, A. Iida, K. Yasu, Y. Aikawa, T. Arai and T. Sugawara, “Development of a Japanese and English speech synthesis system based on HMM using voice conversion for the people with speech communication disorder,” IPSJ SIG Technical Report, Vol. 2008-SLP-70, pp. 121-126, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (416 kB)]
  21. K. Amino and T. Arai, “Perceptual speaker recognition using noise-added monosyllables,” Trans. Tech. Comm. Psychol. Physiol. Acoust., The Acoustical Society of Japan, Vol. 38, No. 6, H-2008-101, pp. 579-584, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (516 kB)]
  22. T. Arai, K. Tanaka and R. Kataoka, “Physical model of the vocal tract with flexible velum,” Technical Report of IEICE Japan, Vol. SP2008-103, pp. 143-148, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (989 kB)]
  23. T. Arai, “Vocal tract model with flexible tongue as an education tool,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 439-442, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (1,002 kB)]
  24. K. Amino and T. Arai, “Effects of the consonants and the following vowels in monosyllabic stimuli on identification of previously unknown speakers,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 443-444, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (247 kB)]
  25. N. Hodoshima, T. Arai and K. Kurisu, “Effects of training, style and rate of speaking on young people’s word identification under simulated reverberant conditions,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 593-594, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (396 kB)]
  26. K. Takahashi, K. Yasu, N. Hodoshima, T. Arai, T. Amitani and K. Kurisu, “A preprocessing technique for improving speech intelligibility in reverberant environments: Implementation of simple algorithm for steady-state suppression with DSP,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 865-866, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (201 kB)]
  27. T. Arai, “Science workshop on sound: Wonderful world of sounds, let’s create our voice,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 1483-1486, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (815 kB)]
  28. H. Masuda and T. Arai, “Vowel epenthesis between stop consonants by Japanese native speakers with different English learning backgrounds,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 323-326, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (516 kB)]
  29. N. Hodoshima, T. Arai and K. Kurisu, “Comparison between intelligibility and listening impression of clear speech when talkers speak as if they are in reverberation,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 345-346, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (320 kB)]
  30. K. Amino and T. Arai, “Speaker individualities in the energy contours of nasal articulation,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 359-360, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (378 kB)]
  31. T. Kubo, K. Kurisu, N. Hodoshima and T. Arai, “Intelligibility of speech by steady-state suppression in the case of binaural hearing in reverberant environments,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 377-378, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (265 kB)]
  32. W. Yoshida, N. Hodoshima and T. Arai, “Evaluation of steady-state suppression for improving speech intelligibility in noisy and reverberant environments,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 493-496, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (362 kB)]
  33. T. Arai, “Comparing reed-type sound sources for the sliding vocal-tract model,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 1563-1566, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (489 kB)]
  34. T. Arai, “Speech education for persons with disabilities using talking heads,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 1579-1582, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (732 kB)]
  35. T. Arai, “Hamamatsu Science Museum,” J. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., Vol. 64, No. 8, p. 490, 2008 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (876 kB)]