Advanced search
1 file | 497.83 KB Add to list
Author
Organization
Abstract
Treatment for oral tumors can lead to long term changes in the anatomy and physiology of the vocal tract and result in problems with articulation. There are currently no readily available automatic methods to evaluate changes in articulation. We developed a Praat script which plots and measures vowel space coverage. The script reproduces speaker specific vowel space use and speaking-style dependent vowel reduction in normal speech from a Dutch corpus. Speaker identity and speaking style explain more than 60% of the variance in the measured area of the vowel triangle. In recordings of patients treated for oral tumors, vowel space use before and after treatment is still significantly correlated. Articulation before and after treatment is evaluated in a listening experiment and from a maximal articulation speed task. Linear models can explain 50-75% of variance in perceptual ratings and relative articulation rate from values at previous recordings and vowel space measures.
Keywords
SPEECH-INTELLIGIBILITY, pathological speech, vowel space

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 497.83 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

MLA
van Son, Rob J. J. H., et al. “Vowel Space as a Tool to Evaluate Articulation Problems.” 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2018), VOLS 1-6: SPEECH RESEARCH FOR EMERGING MARKETS IN MULTILINGUAL SOCIETIES, Isca-int Speech Communication Assoc, 2018, pp. 357–61.
APA
van Son, R. J. J. H., Middag, C., & Demuynck, K. (2018). Vowel space as a tool to evaluate articulation problems. In 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2018), VOLS 1-6: SPEECH RESEARCH FOR EMERGING MARKETS IN MULTILINGUAL SOCIETIES (pp. 357–361). Baixas: Isca-int Speech Communication Assoc.
Chicago author-date
Son, Rob J. J. H. van, Catherine Middag, and Kris Demuynck. 2018. “Vowel Space as a Tool to Evaluate Articulation Problems.” In 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2018), VOLS 1-6: SPEECH RESEARCH FOR EMERGING MARKETS IN MULTILINGUAL SOCIETIES, 357–61. Baixas: Isca-int Speech Communication Assoc.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
van Son, Rob J. J. H., Catherine Middag, and Kris Demuynck. 2018. “Vowel Space as a Tool to Evaluate Articulation Problems.” In 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2018), VOLS 1-6: SPEECH RESEARCH FOR EMERGING MARKETS IN MULTILINGUAL SOCIETIES, 357–361. Baixas: Isca-int Speech Communication Assoc.
Vancouver
1.
van Son RJJH, Middag C, Demuynck K. Vowel space as a tool to evaluate articulation problems. In: 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2018), VOLS 1-6: SPEECH RESEARCH FOR EMERGING MARKETS IN MULTILINGUAL SOCIETIES. Baixas: Isca-int Speech Communication Assoc; 2018. p. 357–61.
IEEE
[1]
R. J. J. H. van Son, C. Middag, and K. Demuynck, “Vowel space as a tool to evaluate articulation problems,” in 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2018), VOLS 1-6: SPEECH RESEARCH FOR EMERGING MARKETS IN MULTILINGUAL SOCIETIES, Hyderabad, INDIA, 2018, pp. 357–361.
@inproceedings{8618306,
  abstract     = {Treatment for oral tumors can lead to long term changes in the anatomy and physiology of the vocal tract and result in problems with articulation. There are currently no readily available automatic methods to evaluate changes in articulation. We developed a Praat script which plots and measures vowel space coverage. The script reproduces speaker specific vowel space use and speaking-style dependent vowel reduction in normal speech from a Dutch corpus. Speaker identity and speaking style explain more than 60% of the variance in the measured area of the vowel triangle. In recordings of patients treated for oral tumors, vowel space use before and after treatment is still significantly correlated. Articulation before and after treatment is evaluated in a listening experiment and from a maximal articulation speed task. Linear models can explain 50-75% of variance in perceptual ratings and relative articulation rate from values at previous recordings and vowel space measures.},
  author       = {van Son, Rob J. J. H. and Middag, Catherine and Demuynck, Kris},
  booktitle    = {19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2018), VOLS 1-6: SPEECH RESEARCH FOR EMERGING MARKETS IN MULTILINGUAL SOCIETIES},
  isbn         = {9781510872219},
  issn         = {2308-457X},
  keywords     = {SPEECH-INTELLIGIBILITY,pathological speech,vowel space},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Hyderabad, INDIA},
  pages        = {357--361},
  publisher    = {Isca-int Speech Communication Assoc},
  title        = {Vowel space as a tool to evaluate articulation problems},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2018-68},
  year         = {2018},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: