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Visualization of Intelligibility Measured by Language-Independent Features


Publication Details
Author(s): Haderlein T, Middag C, Maier A, Martens JP, Döllinger M, Nöth E
Title edited volumes: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publisher: Springer
Publishing place: Cham, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London
Publication year: 2014
Title of series: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Volume: 8655
Conference Proceedings Title: Proc. Text, Speech and Dialogue; 17th International Conference, TSD 2014
Pages range: 547-554
ISBN: 978-3-319-10815-5
ISSN: 0302-9743

Event details
Event: Proc. Text, Speech and Dialogue; 17th International Conference (TSD 2014)
Event location: Brno, Czech Republic
Start date of the event: 08/09/2014
End date of the event: 12/09/2014

Abstract

Automatic intelligibility assessment using automatic speech recognition is usually language-specific. In this study, a language-independent approach based on alignment-free phonological and phonemic features is proposed. It utilizes models that are trained with Flemish speech, and it is applied to assess dysphonic German speakers. In order to visualize the results, two techniques were tested: a plain selection of most relevant features emerging from Ensemble Linear Regression involving feature selection, and a Sammon transform of all the features to a 3-D space. The test data comprised recordings of 73 hoarse persons (48.3 ± 16.8 years) who read the German version of the text "The North Wind and the Sun". The reference evaluation was obtained by five speech therapists and physicians who rated intelligibility according to a 5-point Likert scale. In the 3-D visualization, the different levels of intelligibility were clearly separated. This could be the basis for an objective support for diagnostics in voice and speech rehabilitation. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.



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APA: Haderlein, T., Middag, C., Maier, A., Martens, J.-P., Döllinger, M., & Nöth, E. (2014). Visualization of Intelligibility Measured by Language-Independent Features. In Proc. Text, Speech and Dialogue; 17th International Conference, TSD 2014 (pp. 547-554). Brno, Czech Republic, CZ: Cham, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer.

MLA: Haderlein, Tino, et al. "Visualization of Intelligibility Measured by Language-Independent Features." Proceedings of the Proc. Text, Speech and Dialogue; 17th International Conference (TSD 2014), Brno, Czech Republic Cham, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer, 2014. 547-554.

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