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Automatic estimation of age range through voice signal processing

Grant number: 16/18700-7
Support type:Research Grants - Research Partnership for Technological Innovation - PITE
Duration: September 01, 2017 - August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering
Cooperation agreement: IBM Brasil
Principal Investigator:Ivandro Sanches
Grantee:Ivandro Sanches
Home Institution: Campus de São Bernardo do Campo. Centro Universitário da FEI (UNIFEI). Fundação Educacional Inaciana Padre Sabóia de Medeiros (FEI). São Bernardo do Campo , SP, Brazil
Company: IBM Brasil - Indústria, Máquinas e Serviços Ltda
City: São Bernardo do Campo


The knowledge of the age of a person can be important information in certain contexts. A user interface, for example a robot or telephone application may interact differently depending on the estimated age of the user. Safety aspects may be improved, for example, when it is detected that a child is using a certain answering system. Recently, age estimation was proposed by the analysis of the image of the face of a person. This proposal aims to study and understand the effectiveness of the speech signal to be used as a reliable source for the automatic estimation of the age range of a speaker. (AU)