ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Dysarthric speech database for universal access research

Heejin Kim, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Adrienne Perlman, Jon Gunderson, Thomas S. Huang, Kenneth Watkin, Simone Frame

This paper describes a database of dysarthric speech produced by 19 speakers with cerebral palsy. Speech materials consist of 765 isolated words per speaker: 300 distinct uncommon words and 3 repetitions of digits, computer commands, radio alphabet and common words. Data is recorded through an 8-microphone array and one digital video camera. Our database provides a fundamental resource for automatic speech recognition development for people with neuromotor disability. Research on articulation errors in dysarthria will benefit clinical treatments and contribute to our knowledge of neuromotor mechanisms in speech production. Data files are available via secure ftp upon request.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-480

Cite as: Kim, H., Hasegawa-Johnson, M., Perlman, A., Gunderson, J., Huang, T.S., Watkin, K., Frame, S. (2008) Dysarthric speech database for universal access research. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 1741-1744, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-480

  author={Heejin Kim and Mark Hasegawa-Johnson and Adrienne Perlman and Jon Gunderson and Thomas S. Huang and Kenneth Watkin and Simone Frame},
  title={{Dysarthric speech database for universal access research}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},