Publications in 2012

Papers

  1. T.Arai, “Education in acoustics and speech science using vocal-tract models,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 131, No. 3, pp. 2444-2454, 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (2.45 MB)]
  2. K. Pek, T. Arai and N. Kanedera, “Voice activity detection in noise using modulation spectrum of speech: Investigation of speech frequency and modulation frequency ranges,” Acoustical Science and Technology, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 33-44, 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (1.39 MB)]
  3. K. Yasu, T. Arai, K. Kobayashi and M. Shindo, “Identification of voiceless fricatives/affricates by elderly listeners: Effect of degradation of auditory properties,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of Japan, Vol.68, No. 10, pp. 501-512, 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (1.52 MB)]
  4. T. Arai, “Acoustic analysis of formant shifts in nasalized vowels,” Phonetician, No. 104-105, pp. 39-50, 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (5.37 MB)]
  5. Y. Matsukaze, T. Arai, T. Suzuki and K. Yasu, “Evaluation of speech naturalness with steady-state zero padding for improving intelligibility in reverberant environments,” Acoustical Science and Technology, Vol. 33, No. 6, pp. 370-371, 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (57 kB)]
  6. T.Arai, “Foreword to the special issue on children’s speech,” Proc. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Japan,Vol.68-5, pp. 232-233, 2012. (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF(994 kB)]
  7. T. Arai, “Digital pattern playback for education in digital signal processing and speech science,” Proc. of the IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 2769-2772, Kyoto, 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (880 kB)]
  8. N. Hodoshima and T. Arai, “Making speech announcements intelligible in public spaces from a speech production view,” Proc. of Acoustics, May 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (319 kB)]
  9. T. Arai, “Vowels produced by sliding three-tube model with different lengths,” Proc. of INTERSPEECH, Portland, 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (1.75 MB)]
  10. N. Hodoshima, T. Arai and K. Kurisu, “Intelligibility of speech spoken in noise/reverberation for older adults in reverberant environments,” Proc. of INTERSPEECH, Portland, 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (365 kB)]
  11. T. Arai, K. Amino, M. Sonu, K. Yasu, T. Igeta, K. Tomaru and M. Kasuya, “Hands-on speech science exhibition for children at a science museum,” Proc. of Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction, Portland, 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (758 kB)]
  12. K. Tomaru and T. Arai , “Effects of surrounding contexts on English /ra/-/la/ perception: For educational purposes,” Proc. Auditory Res. Meeting, The Acoustical Society of Japan, Vol. 42, No. 7, H-2012-107, pp. 591-596, Oct. 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (375 kB)]
  13. K. Tomaru and T. Arai, “Production variation of English schwa and Japanese listeners’ perceptual assimilation pattern of English schwa,” Proc. of the General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan, pp. 79-84, Sep. 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (304 kB)]
  14. P. Kimhuoch, T. Arai and N. Kanedera, “Voice activity detection in noisy environment by using modulation spectrum: Modulation frequency range using sentence corpus,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn,, pp. 141-144, Mar. 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (505 kB)]
  15. H. Masuda and T. Arai, “Perception of /r/ and /l/ in quiet and multi-speaker babble noise by Japanese and English native listeners,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn,, pp. 477-480, Mar. 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (539 kB)]
  16. T. Igeta, M. Sonu and T. Arai, “Acoustic characteristics in Korean vowel production by native speakers: Influence of proceeding consonants on vowel quality,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn,, pp. 487-490, Mar. 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (255 kB)]
  17. K. Tomaru and T. Arai, “Japanese listeners’ sensitivity to the difference between fricatives and affricates goes down as surrounding context gets linguistic,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn,, pp. 519-522, Mar. 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (191 kB)]
  18. K. Kurisu, S. Nakamura, K. Yasu and T. Arai, “Signal to overlap-masking ratio of the transmitted speech and its listening difficulty: An application for an evaluation tool of sound system tuning,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn,, pp. 1225-1226, Mar. 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (746 kB)]
  19. S. Nakamura, K. Kurisu, K. Yasu and T. Arai, “Signal to overlap-masking ratio of the transmitted speech and its listening difficulty: Cases of various combinations of sound system and acoustic path,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn,, pp. 1227-1228, Mar. 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (947 kB)]
  20. T. Arai, “Applying the digital pattern playback to education in acoustics and signal processing engineering,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn,, pp. 1467-1470, Mar. 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (197 kB)]
  21. M. Kuno and T. Arai, “Phonetics and education in acoustics,” Proc. Spring Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn,, pp. 1541-1544, Mar. 2012 (in Japanese, Invited Talk ).
    [Abstract] [PDF (568 kB)]
  22. H. Masuda and T. Arai, “Perception of voiced English consonants in quiet and multi-speaker babble noise by Japanese and English native listeners,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 361-364, Sep. 2012.
    [Abstract] [PDF (664 kB)]
  23. M. Kasuya and T. Arai, “Pronunciation of German suffixes by Native Japanese Learners of German,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 365-368, Sep. 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (346 kB)]
  24. T. Igeta, M. Sonu and T. Arai, “Perception of vowels by speakers of the Seoul dialect of Korean: Perceptual effects of preceding consonants,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 369-372, Sep. 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (401 kB)]
  25. K. Tomaru, T. Arai, “English speakers’ perception of synthesized /ra/-/la/ continua with the same range of formant transition starting from different formant values, ” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 445-448, Sep. 2012. (Student Presentation Award)
    [Abstract] [PDF (632 kB)]
  26. K. Yasu, T. Arai, K. Kobayashi and M. Shindo, “Identifying specific characteristics of hearing impairments to predict miss-identification of voiceless fricatives/affricates by elderly listeners,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 503-506, Sep. 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (272 kB)]
  27. Y. Kawashima, T. Arai and K. Yasu, “Improving speech intelligibility in reverberant environments using a zero padding technique as a preprocess: Changing length of zeros inserted between moras or phrases,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 831-834, Sep. 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (336 kB)]
  28. T. Sannohe, T. Arai and K. Yasu, “Creating masker using a database in a sound masking system,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 1243-1246, Sep. 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF (231 kB)]
  29. T. Iwanami, T. Arai and K. Yasu, “Effects of vocabulary selection on speech masker in sound masking system,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 1247-1250, Sep. 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF(1.62 MB)]
  30. K. Kurisu, S. Nakamura, K. Yasu and T. Arai, “Broadcasted speeches in various acoustic conditions and their SOR (Signal to Overlap-masking Ratio),” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 1251-1252, Sep. 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF(206 kB)]
  31. T. Arai, “Sensing and experiencing sound resonance through tactile,” Proc. Autumn Meet. Acoust. Soc. Jpn., pp. 1651-1654, Sep. 2012 (in Japanese).
    [Abstract] [PDF(430 kB)]