September 22-25, 1997
This study simulates the phoneme errors made by speech recognizers and determines the phoneme error level at which a reasonable comprehension of text can still be achieved. Finnish is written almost phonemically and Finnish-speakers have no trouble in comprehending phonemic text. Phonemically corrupted text was presented to normal-hearing, hearing-impaired as well as deaf subjects and their comprehension levels were measured. According to this study, current speech recognition methods allow for limited applications in this field.
Bibliographic reference. Alarotu, Nina / Lennes, Mietta / Altosaar, Toomas / Malm, Anja / Karjalainen, Matti (1997): "Applications for the hearing-impaired: comprehension of finnish text with phoneme errors", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 1815-1818.