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Towards an ASR-free objective analysis of pathological speech

Catherine Middag, Yvan Saeys UGent and Jean-Pierre Martens UGent (2010) INTERSPEECH. 2010. p.294-297
abstract
Nowadays, intelligibility is a popular measure of the severity of the articulatory deficiencies of a pathological speaker. Usually, this measure is obtained by means of a perceptual test, consisting of nonconventional and/or nonconnected words. In previous work, we developed a system incorporating two Automatic Speech Recognizers (ASR) that could fairly accurately estimate phoneme intelligibility (PI). In the present paper, we propose a novel method that aims to assess the running speech intelligibility (RSI) as a more relevant indicator of the communication efficiency of a speaker in a natural setting. The proposed method computes a phonological characterization of the speaker by means of a statistical analysis of frame-level phonological features. Important is that this analysis requires no knowledge of what the speaker was supposed to say. The new characterization is demonstrated to predict PI and to provide valuable information about the nature and severity of the pathology.
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conference (proceedingsPaper)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
objective intelligibility assessment, pathological speech, running speech, phonological features
in
INTERSPEECH
Interspeech
volume
2010
issue title
11th Annual conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2010), vols 1-4
pages
294 - 297
publisher
International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
place of publication
Baixas, France
conference name
11th Annual conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2010)
conference location
Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
conference start
2010-09-26
conference end
2010-09-30
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000294382400070
ISSN
1990-9772
ISBN
9781617821233
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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P1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1053399
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1053399
date created
2010-10-05 10:17:46
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:52:19
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  abstract     = {Nowadays, intelligibility is a popular measure of the severity of the articulatory deficiencies of a pathological speaker. Usually, this measure is obtained by means of a perceptual test, consisting of nonconventional and/or nonconnected words. In previous work, we developed a system incorporating two Automatic Speech Recognizers (ASR) that could fairly accurately estimate phoneme intelligibility (PI). In the present paper, we propose a novel method that aims to assess the running speech intelligibility (RSI) as a more relevant indicator of the communication efficiency of a speaker in a natural setting. The proposed method computes a phonological characterization of the speaker by means of a statistical analysis of frame-level phonological features. Important is that this analysis requires no knowledge of what the speaker was supposed to say. The new characterization is demonstrated to predict PI and to provide valuable information about the nature and severity of the pathology.},
  author       = {Middag, Catherine and Saeys, Yvan and Martens, Jean-Pierre},
  booktitle    = {INTERSPEECH},
  isbn         = {9781617821233},
  issn         = {1990-9772},
  keyword      = {objective intelligibility assessment,pathological speech,running speech,phonological features},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Makuhari, Chiba, Japan},
  pages        = {294--297},
  publisher    = {International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)},
  title        = {Towards an ASR-free objective analysis of pathological speech},
  volume       = {2010},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Middag, Catherine, Yvan Saeys, and Jean-Pierre Martens. 2010. “Towards an ASR-free Objective Analysis of Pathological Speech.” In Interspeech, 2010:294–297. Baixas, France: International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).
APA
Middag, C., Saeys, Y., & Martens, J.-P. (2010). Towards an ASR-free objective analysis of pathological speech. INTERSPEECH (Vol. 2010, pp. 294–297). Presented at the 11th Annual conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2010), Baixas, France: International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).
Vancouver
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Middag C, Saeys Y, Martens J-P. Towards an ASR-free objective analysis of pathological speech. INTERSPEECH. Baixas, France: International Speech Communication Association (ISCA); 2010. p. 294–7.
MLA
Middag, Catherine, Yvan Saeys, and Jean-Pierre Martens. “Towards an ASR-free Objective Analysis of Pathological Speech.” Interspeech. Vol. 2010. Baixas, France: International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), 2010. 294–297. Print.