Cause estimation of younger babies' cries from the frequency analyses of the voice - Classification of hunger, sleepiness, and discomfort

Yuki Mima, Kaoru Arakawa

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Abstract

A method for estimating why a baby is crying is proposed using frequency analyses of the voice. Here, especially three causes, hunger, sleepiness and discomfort, are considered for classification. Moreover, the method intends for younger babies aged form 2 to 4 months old. Some typical characteristics are obtained for hunger, sleepiness, and discomfort, respectively, in the shape of the power spectra of the crying. Using the difference of these characteristics, a rule-based system is proposed, which can classify cries of babies from 2 to 4 months old in a hungry state, a sleepy state, and a discomfort one. Computer simulations show that about 85% of the babies' cries are correctly classified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communications, ISPACS'06
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages29-32
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780397339, 9780780397330
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Event2006 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communications, ISPACS'06 - Yonago, Japan
Duration: 12 Dec 200615 Dec 2006

Publication series

Name2006 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communications, ISPACS'06

Conference

Conference2006 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communications, ISPACS'06
CountryJapan
CityYonago
Period12/12/0615/12/06

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    Mima, Y., & Arakawa, K. (2006). Cause estimation of younger babies' cries from the frequency analyses of the voice - Classification of hunger, sleepiness, and discomfort. In 2006 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communications, ISPACS'06 (pp. 29-32). [4212215] (2006 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communications, ISPACS'06). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISPACS.2006.364828