Computer-assisted disfluency counts for stuttered speech

Peter A. Heeman, Andy McMillin, J. Scott Yaruss

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Abstract

We present computer tools to help speech-language pathologists (SLP) in counting disfluencies, for both real-time and transcriptbased counts. The latter tend to be more precise and show which words are involved in each disfluency. Our approach allows real-time counts to be used as the basis for transcript-based counts. We employ automatic speech recognition to generate a word transcript (for read-speech samples), and then automatically merge the disfluency annotations with the word transcript, and have the SLP review parts of the audio file where a disfluency annotation was placed. This approach results in improved disfluency annotations, and can be done in 3 times real-time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3013-3016
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2011 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Aug 27 2011Aug 31 2011

Keywords

  • Disfluency counts
  • Stuttering
  • User-interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Signal Processing
  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation

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