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Clinical Application of Speech Technology

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  • UserDr. Heidi Christiansen, The Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH), University of Sheffield
  • ClockWednesday 02 March 2016, 14:00-15:00
  • HouseGisbert Kapp, N123.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr. Philip Weber.

This talk will outline the major challenges in porting mainstream speech technology to the domain of clinical applications; in particular, the need for personalised systems and the challenge of working in an inherently sparse data domain. The talk will then give an overview of recent results and experiences from current projects in Sheffield’s Speech and Hearing Group (SPandH) as well as in the Centre for Assistive and Connected Healthcare (CATCH). One major strand of work focuses on developing speech recognition systems for people with severe physical impairments resulting in upper-body mobility problems. Another main focus is around detecting pathologies in the speech signal such as looking for biomarkers of dementia in a person’s speech and language. Lastly, a project concerned with enabling speech professionals (e.g. speech and language therapists) to use speech technology in their daily work with patients will be described.

This talk is part of the Speech Recognition by Synthesis Seminars series.

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