8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


An Integrated Toolkit Deploying Speech Technology for Computer Based Speech Training with Application to Dysarthric Speakers

Athanassios Hatzis (1), Phil Green (1), James Carmichael (1), Stuart Cunningham (2), Rebecca Palmer (1), Mark Parker (1), Peter O'Neill (2)

(1) University of Sheffield, U.K.
(2) Barnsley District General Hospital NHS Trust, U.K.

Computer based speech training systems aim to provide the client with customised tools for improving articulation based on audio-visual stimuli and feedback. They require the integration of various components of speech technology, such as speech recognition and transcription tools, and a database management system which supports multiple on-the-fly configurations of the speech training application. This paper describes the requirements and development of STRAPTk ( Training Application Toolkit) from the point of view of developers, clinicians, and clients in the domain of speech training for severely dysarthric speakers. Preliminary results from an extended field trial are presented.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hatzis, Athanassios / Green, Phil / Carmichael, James / Cunningham, Stuart / Palmer, Rebecca / Parker, Mark / O'Neill, Peter (2003): "An integrated toolkit deploying speech technology for computer based speech training with application to dysarthric speakers", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 2213-2216.