Incorporation of an automatic module for the prediction of the quality of oral communication of people with Down syndrome in an educational video game

David Escudero, Valentín Cardeñoso-Payo, Mario Corrales Astorgano, César González-Ferreras, Valle Flores Lucas, Lourdes Aguilar, Yolanda Martín-de-San-Pablo, Alfonso Rodríguez-de-Rojas

This paper presents an abstract of the project PRAUTOCAL , financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science with code TIN2017-88858-C2-1-R. A software component for the automatic prediction of speech quality has been included in a video game for the training of prosody related oral competences of Down syndrome (DS) speakers. The automatic component was trained with samples collected during training sessions driven by therapists who rated the quality of DS utterances. The usability tests performed with the new version of the video game show that the goal of autonomous and semi-autonomous training has been accomplished. Secondary results of the project are the compilation of a valuable annotated corpus of DS speakers and different studies about peculiarities the difficulties of DS speakers for producing prosodic functions.

doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2021-26

Escudero, D, Cardeñoso-Payo, V, Corrales Astorgano, M, González-Ferreras, C, Flores Lucas, V, Aguilar, L, Martín-de-San-Pablo, Y, Rodríguez-de-Rojas, A (2021) Incorporation of an automatic module for the prediction of the quality of oral communication of people with Down syndrome in an educational video game. Proc. IberSPEECH 2021, 123-126, doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2021-26.