15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

September 14-18, 2014

System for Automated Speech and Language Analysis (SALSA)

Kyle Marek-Spartz, Benjamin Knoll, Robert Bill, Thomas Christie, Serguei Pakhomov

University of Minnesota, USA

SALSA automates cognitive test administration and scoring. These tests are used to characterize cognitive impairment resulting from neurodegenerative disease, traumatic brain injury, and drug toxicity; however, they are currently performed manually, limiting their utility for large clinical populations and longitudinal assessments. We present a fully automated, comprehensive system for collecting spoken test responses with mobile and telephony platforms, using an open-source automatic speech recognition engine (KALDI) to calculate a range of speech characteristics that may be useful in assessment of cognitive function.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Marek-Spartz, Kyle / Knoll, Benjamin / Bill, Robert / Christie, Thomas / Pakhomov, Serguei (2014): "System for automated speech and language analysis (SALSA)", In INTERSPEECH-2014, 2142-2143.