4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Interaction of Speech Disorders with Speech Coders: Effects on Speech Intelligibility

D. G. Jamieson (1), Li Deng (2), M. Price (1), Vijay Parsa (1), J. Till (3)

(1) Hearing Health Care Research Unit, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
(2) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario,
(3) Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, USA
(3) Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, USA

Modern speech coding schemes have been developed to address the demand for economical spoken language telecommunication of acceptable quality. A variety of speech coding algorithms have been described, which compress speech to facilitate efficient transmission of spoken language over communication networks [2,3,4]. Most such speech coding algorithms are lossy in the sense that the "processed" speech is not identical to the original speech. As a result, some distortion is invariably introduced with any lossy speech coding strategy. For this reason, candidate coders undergo detailed evaluation to ensure that the associated speech output is of acceptable quality [1].

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Jamieson, D. G. / Deng, Li / Price, M. / Parsa, Vijay / Till, J. (1996): "Interaction of speech disorders with speech coders: effects on speech intelligibility", In ICSLP-1996, 737-740.