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Forensic Voice Comparison
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Forensic voice comparison is an analysis performed in order to assist a court of law to decide whether a voice of questioned identity on an audio recording was produced by a particular speaker of known identity. A typical scenario is that the voice of questioned identity is that of an offender recorded on a telephone intercept, and the speaker of known identity is a suspect whose voice has been recorded during a police interview. In their analysis of the voice recordings, the forensic scientist …

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Cuiling ZHANG and Geoffrey Stewart MORRISON, “Forensic Voice Comparison”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000205>
First published online: 2015

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