A psychiatric survey in three regions of the Basque Autonomous Community aimed to replicate two British surveys, in London and a rural area of Scotland, investigating both prevalence of psychiatric disorder and its relationship with certain key psychosocial factors. The Spanish rural-urban differences in rates of depression and anxiety closely paralleled… (More)
AIM To determine the incidence of Parkinson's disease in Navarra, province of Spain. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients diagnosed as suffering from Parkinson's disease or related disorders for the neurologists of the region during the period 1994-1995 inclusive were referred to the study. EUROPARKINSON protocol and an epidemiological questionnaire were… (More)
1 In this work we present a telephone speech database for Basque, compliant with the guidelines of the Speechdat project. The database contains 1060 calls from the fixed telephone network. We first describe the main aspects of the database design. We also present the recognition results using the database and a set of procedures following the language… (More)
This paper gives an overview of the speech material used and generated in our laboratory (AhoLab), as well as of the software tools developed for its management. The databases were created in the context of the development of a text to speech converter for Basque, in the different fields of research. The software here described is freely available and is… (More)
In this paper the basic features of the intonational structure of Bermeo Basque (BB) are analyzed. In BB there exists a lexical distinction between accented and unaccented words. Accented words are always stressed, and unaccented words (not containing any accented morphemes) only receive stress on their final syllable when they are immediately preceding the… (More)
This paper presents the sound archive of dialectal varieties of spoken Basque called BIZKAIFON. This database contains sound archives with their associated information and it is accessible via a web interface. A prototype of BIZKAIFON is available at http://bizkaifon.ehu.es/.