Journal article

Automatic speech recognition in neurodegenerative disease

Benjamin G Schultz, Venkata S Aditya Tarigoppula, Gustavo Noffs, Sandra Rojas, Anneke van der Walt, David B Grayden, Adam P Vogel

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPEECH TECHNOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Automatic speech recognition (ASR) could potentially improve communication by providing transcriptions of speech in real time. ASR is particularly useful for people with progressive disorders that lead to reduced speech intelligibility or difficulties performing motor tasks. ASR services are usually trained on healthy speech and may not be optimized for impaired speech, creating a barrier for accessing augmented assistance devices. We tested the performance of three state-of-the-art ASR platforms on two groups of people with neurodegenerative disease and healthy controls. We further examined individual differences that may explain errors in ASR services within groups, such as age and sex. Sp..

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Grants

Awarded by ARC Industry Transformational Training Centre


Funding Acknowledgements

Authors VSAT and DBG are supported by the ARC Industry Transformational Training Centre IC170100030.