ISCA Archive Interspeech 2015
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2015

Development of a Cantonese dysarthric speech corpus

Ka Ho Wong, Yu Ting Yeung, Edwin H. Y. Chan, Patrick C. M. Wong, Gina-Anne Levow, Helen Meng

Dysarthria is a neurogenic communication disorder affecting speech production. Significant differences in phonemic inventories and phonological patterns across the world's languages render generalization of disordered speech patterns from one language (e.g, English) to another (e.g., Cantonese) difficult. Capitalizing on existing methods in developing English-language dysarthric speech corpora, we develop a Cantonese corpus in order to investigate articulatory and prosodic characteristics of Cantonese dysarthric speech, focusing on speaking rate and pitch and loudness control. Currently, we have collected 7.5 and 2.5 hours of speech data from 11 dysarthric subjects and 5 control speakers respectively. Our preliminary analysis reveals the characteristics of Cantonese dysarthric speech are consistent with general properties of motor speech disorders found in other languages.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2015-149

Cite as: Wong, K.H., Yeung, Y.T., Chan, E.H.Y., Wong, P.C.M., Levow, G.-A., Meng, H. (2015) Development of a Cantonese dysarthric speech corpus. Proc. Interspeech 2015, 329-333, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2015-149

  author={Ka Ho Wong and Yu Ting Yeung and Edwin H. Y. Chan and Patrick C. M. Wong and Gina-Anne Levow and Helen Meng},
  title={{Development of a Cantonese dysarthric speech corpus}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2015},