14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

SMASH: A Tool for Articulatory Data Processing and Analysis

Jordan R. Green (1), Jun Wang (2), David L. Wilson (3)

(1) MGH Institute of Health Professions, USA
(2) University of Texas at Dallas, USA
(3) University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Recent innovations in 3D motion capture technology such as electromagnetic articulography (EMA) are providing unprecedented access to the intricate movements of the articulators during speech production. Although these technological advances afford exciting opportunities for advancing the assessment and treatment of speech, they have presented new challenges associated with data collection, processing, and analysis. To address these challenges, we have standardized our EMA data collection protocols and developed a Matlab-based software tool, SMASH, for processing, visualizing, and analyzing speech movement data. The goal of the software is to advance research on speech production by improving the efficiency and reliability of speech movement analyses.

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Bibliographic reference.  Green, Jordan R. / Wang, Jun / Wilson, David L. (2013): "SMASH: a tool for articulatory data processing and analysis", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 1331-1335.