Claire Pillot-Loiseau

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The article presents the results of tests of a portable post-laryngectomy voice replacement system that allows a silently articulating speaker to select and play back short phrases contained in a 60-phrase phrasebook. Such a system could be a useful communication tool for post-laryngectomy patients unable to use tracheo-oesophageal speech. Experiments on(More)
This article reports the results of a multiparametrical analysis of Mongolian Long Song, characterised by multiple ornamentation and shows the similarities between the laryngeal behaviour observed during these ornamentations and the compensatory gesture produced by patients after supracricoid partial laryngectomy. This study includes (1) a physiological(More)
Cultural expression is not limited to architecture, monuments or collections of artifacts. It also includes fragile intangible live expressions, which involve knowledge and skills such as music, dance, singing, theatre, human skills and craftsmanship. These manifestations of human intelligence and creativeness constitute our Intangible Cultural Heritage(More)
The human beatbox is the art of reproducing all types of sounds with the mouth while 'adapting' them for better control. To understand how these 'voice virtuosos' juggle with so many different sounds--instrumental, rhythmic, and vocal--at the same time, we have performed a descriptive analysis of three beatboxers by observing their vocal tract behaviour by(More)
Silent Speech Interfaces have been proposed for communication in silent conditions or as a new means of restoring the voice of persons who have undergone a laryngectomy. To operate such a device, the user must articulate silently. Isolated word recognition tests performed with fixed and portable ultrasound based silent speech interface equipment show that(More)
A. Jaumard-Hakoun, S. K. Al Kork, M. Adda-Decker, A. Amelot, L. Buchman3, G. Dreyfus , T. Fux, P. Roussel, C. Pillot-Loiseau, M. Stone, B. Denby Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France Signal Processing and Machine Learning Lab, ESPCI-ParisTech, Paris, France 3Phonetics and Phonology Lab, CNRS UMR 7018, University Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle Vocal(More)
This paper presents an early version of an open extendable research and educational platform to support users in learning and mastering the different types of rare-singing. The platform is interfaced with a portable helmet to synchronously capture multiple signals during singing in a non-laboratory environment. Collected signals reflect articulatory(More)
This paper presents the rationale, objectives and advances of an on-going project (the DesPho-APaDy project funded by the French National Agency of Research) which aims to provide a systematic and quantified description of French dysarthric speech, over a large population of patients and three dysarthria types (related to the parkinson's disease, the(More)
This paper presents the TYPALOC corpus of French Dysarthric and Healthy speech and the rationale underlying its constitution. The objective is to compare phonetic variation in the speech of dysarthric vs. healthy speakers in different speech conditions (read and unprepared speech). More precisely, we aim to compare the extent, types and location of phonetic(More)
The article proposes a real-time technique for visualizing tongue motion driven by ultrasound image sequences. Local feature description is used to follow characteristic speckle patterns in a set of mid-sagittal contour points in an ultrasound image sequence, which are then used as markers for describing movements of the tongue. A 3D tongue model is(More)