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Author Baghai-Ravary, Ladan.

Title Automatic speech signal analysis for clinical diagnosis and assessment of speech disorders / Ladan Baghai-Ravary, Steve W. Beet
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 70 pages) : illustrations
Series SpringerBriefs in electrical and computer engineering, Speech technology, 2191-8120
SpringerBriefs in electrical and computer engineering. Speech technology. 2191-8112
Contents Introduction -- Speech Production and Perception -- Acoustic Effects of Speech Impairment -- Technology and Implementation -- Established Methods -- Novel Approaches -- The Future
Summary 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
Analysis Engineering
Signal, Image and Speech Processing
Health Informatics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record and online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed July 9, 2013)
Subject Speech disorders -- Diagnosis -- Data processing.
Automatic speech recognition.
Sound Spectrography.
Speech Disorders -- diagnosis.
Form Electronic book
Author Beet, Steve.
ISBN 1461445744 (electronic bk.)
9781461445746 (electronic bk.)