14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

Self-Taught Assistive Vocal Interfaces: An Overview of the ALADIN Project

Jort F. Gemmeke (1), Bart Ons (1), Netsanet Tessema (1), Hugo Van hamme (1), Janneke van de Loo (2), Guy De Pauw (2), Walter Daelemans (2), Jonathan Huyghe (1), Jan Derboven (1), Lode Vuegen (1), Bert Van Den Broeck (1), Peter Karsmakers (1), Bart Vanrumste (1)

(1) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
(2) Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium

This paper gives an overview of research within the aladin project, which aims to develop an assistive vocal interface for people with a physical impairment. In contrast to existing approaches, the vocal interface is trained by the end-user himself, which means it can be used with any vocabulary and grammar, and that it is maximally adapted to the . possibly dysarthric . speech of the user. This paper describes the overall learning framework, the user-centred design and evaluation aspects, database collection and approaches taken to combat problems such as noise and erroneous input.

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Bibliographic reference.  Gemmeke, Jort F. / Ons, Bart / Tessema, Netsanet / Van hamme, Hugo / Loo, Janneke van de / Pauw, Guy De / Daelemans, Walter / Huyghe, Jonathan / Derboven, Jan / Vuegen, Lode / Broeck, Bert Van Den / Karsmakers, Peter / Vanrumste, Bart (2013): "Self-taught assistive vocal interfaces: an overview of the ALADIN project", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 2039-2043.