Introduction to forensic voice comparison

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This chapter provides a brief introduction to forensic voice comparison. It describes different approaches that have been used to extract information from voice recordings: auditory, spectrographic, acoustic-phonetic, and automatic approaches. It also describes different frameworks that have been used to draw inferences from such information: likelihood-ratio, posterior-probability, identification/exclusion/inconclusive, and the UK framework. In addition, the chapter describes empirical validation of forensic voice comparison systems and briefly discusses legal admissibility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Phonetics
EditorsWilliam F Katz, Peter F Assmann
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9780429508561
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2019

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics on 28 March 2019, available online:


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