An Experimental and Statistical Analysis to Assess impact of Regional Accent on Distress Non-linguistic Scream of Young Women

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Disha Handa 1 Renu Vig 2 Mukesh Kumar 3,* Namarta Vij 4

1. Department of University Institute of Computing, Chandigarh University, Punjab, India

2. Panjab University, Chandigarh

3. School of Computer Application, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

4. Computer Science Department, University of Windsor, Canada

* Corresponding author.


Received: 18 Jul. 2022 / Revised: 12 Sep. 2022 / Accepted: 10 Oct. 2022 / Published: 8 Aug. 2023

Index Terms

Speech, Regional accent, screaming, women scream, correlation, statistical approach, Acoustic features


Scream is recognized as constant and ear-splitting non-linguistic verbal communication that has no phonological structure. This research is based on the study to assess the effect of regional accent on distress screams of women of a very specific age group. The primary goal of this research is to identify the components of non-speech sound so that the region of origin of the speaker can be determined. Furthermore, this research can aid in the development of security techniques based on emotions to prevent and report criminal activities where victims used to yell for help. For the time being, we have limited the study to women because women are the primary victims of all types of criminal’s activities. The Non-Speech corpus has been used to explore different parameters of scream samples collected from three different regions by using high-reliability audio recordings. The detailed investigation is based on the vocal characteristics of female speakers. Further, the investigations have been verified with bi-variate, partial correlation and one-way ANOVA to find out the impact of region-based accent non-speech distress signal. Results from the correlation techniques indicate that out of four attributes only jitter varies with respect to the specific region. Whereas ANOVA depicts that there is no significant regional impact on distress non-speech signals.

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Disha Handa, Renu Vig, Mukesh Kumar, Namarta Vij, "An Experimental and Statistical Analysis to Assess impact of Regional Accent on Distress Non-linguistic Scream of Young Women", International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP), Vol.15, No.4, pp. 33-43, 2023. DOI:10.5815/ijigsp.2023.04.03


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