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Tag: Meaning-Based Predictability

Combined effects of form- and meaning-based predictability on perceived clarity of speech

Published in:┬áJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Volume 44, Issue 2, 277-285 Abstract “The perceptual clarity of speech is influenced by more than just the acoustic quality of the sound; it also depends on contextual support. For example, a degraded sentence is perceived to be clearer when the content of the speech signal is provided with matching text (i.e., form-based predictability) before hearing the degraded sentence. Here, we investigate whether sentence-level semantic coherence (i.e., meaning-based predictability), enhances perceptual clarity of degraded sentences, and if so, whether the mechanism is the same as that underlying enhancement by matching text.… Read More