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Automatic Speech Signal Analysis for Clinical Diagnosis and Assessment of Speech Disorders

Automatic Speech Signal Analysis for Clinical Diagnosis and Assessment of Speech Disorders

Paperback Springerbriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering / Spri

By (author) L. Baghai-Ravary, By (author) S.W. Beet

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 78 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 4mm | 138g
  • Publication date: 8 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1461445736
  • ISBN 13: 9781461445739
  • Edition statement: 2013 ed.
  • Illustrations note: 9 black & white illustrations, 5 black & white tables, biography
  • Sales rank: 1,384,008

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Automatic Speech Signal Analysis for Clinical Diagnosis and Assessment of Speech Disorders provides a survey of methods designed to aid clinicians in the diagnosis and monitoring of speech disorders such as dysarthria and dyspraxia, with an emphasis on the signal processing techniques, statistical validity of the results presented in the literature, and the appropriateness of methods that do not require specialized equipment, rigorously controlled recording procedures or highly skilled personnel to interpret results. Such techniques offer the promise of a simple and cost-effective, yet objective, assessment of a range of medical conditions, which would be of great value to clinicians. The ideal scenario would begin with the collection of examples of the clients' speech, either over the phone or using portable recording devices operated by non-specialist nursing staff. The recordings could then be analyzed initially to aid diagnosis of conditions, and subsequently to monitor the clients' progress and response to treatment. The automation of this process would allow more frequent and regular assessments to be performed, as well as providing greater objectivity.

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"Automatic Speech Signal Analysis for Clinical Diagnosis and Assessment of Speech Disorders "provides a survey of methods designed to aid clinicians in the diagnosis and monitoring of speech disorders such as dysarthria and dyspraxia, with an emphasis on the signal processing techniques, statistical validity of the results presented in the literature, and the appropriateness of methodsthat do not requirespecialized equipment, rigorously controlled recording procedures or highly skilled personnel to interpret results. Such techniques offer the promise of a simple and cost-effective, yet objective, assessment of a range of medical conditions, which would be of great value to clinicians. The ideal scenario would begin with the collection of examples of the clients speech, either over the phone or using portable recording devices operated by non-specialist nursing staff. The recordings could then be analyzed initially to aid diagnosis of conditions, and subsequently to monitor the clients progress and response to treatment. The automation of this process would allow more frequent and regular assessments to be performed, as well as providing greater objectivity."

Table of contents

Introduction.- Speech Production and Perception.- Acoustic Effects of Speech Impairment.- Technology and Implementation.- Established Methods.- Novel Approaches.- The Future.