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Voice-In, Voice-Out Communication Aids

Hawley, Mark, Judge, Simon, Cardinaux, Fabian, O'Neill, Peter and Palmer, Rebecca (2007) Voice-In, Voice-Out Communication Aids. In: Communication Matters 2007, 23rd - 25th September 2007, Leicester, UK.

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This paper describes an approach to the development of a voice-input voice-output communication aid (VIVOCA) for people with disordered or unintelligible speech, initially concentrating on people with moderate to severe dysarthria. The VIVOCA is intended to recognize and interpret an individual's disordered speech and speak out an equivalent message in clear synthesized speech. User consultation suggests that such a device would be acceptable and would be useful in communication situations where speed and intelligibility are crucial. Speech recognition techniques will build on previously successful development of speech-based home control interfaces, and various methods for speech 'translation' are being evaluated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2007 Judge et al.
Keywords: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Voice Output Communication Aids dysarthria
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Mr Simon Judge
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2010 11:32
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 17:44
Status: Published
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10295

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