Perceptual Voice Qualities Database (PVQD): Database Characteristics

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      To develop a perceptual voice quality database for educational and research purposes.

      Study design

      Development of a database.


      A total of 296 high quality audio file recordings consisting of sustained /a/ and /i/ vowels and sentences from Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice were made in clinical environments. Nineteen experienced voice clinicians rated the audio samples using voice qualities from the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (without visual anchors) and GRBAS scales.


      The database includes samples of a wide range of voice quality severities across a wide range of speaker age and sex. Both inter- and intrarater reliabilities were established to be good for the database overall.


      The database is housed in the Mendeley Data online repository and is free for public use.

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