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Dysarthria is a motor speech impairment affecting millions of people. Dysarthric speech can he far less intelligible than that of non-dysarthric speakers, causing significant communication difficulties. The goal of this work is to understand the effect that certain modifications have on the intelligibility of dysarthric speech. These modifications are(More)
In most cases authors are permitted to post their version of the article (e.g. in Word or Tex form) to their personal website or institutional repository. Authors requiring further information regarding Elsevier's archiving and manuscript policies are encouraged to visit: Abstract Dysarthria is a speech motor disorder usually resulting in a substantive(More)
This paper reports on the construction of a model for segmental duration in German. The model predicts the durations of speech sounds in various textual, prosodic, and segmental contexts. It has been implemented in the German version of the Bell Labs text-to-speech system [18, 12]. The construction of the duration system was made efficient by the use of an(More)
Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder that is often associated with irregular phonation (e.g. vocal fry) and amplitude, incoordination of articulators, and restricted movement of articulators, among other problems. The present study is part of a project on voice transformation systems for dysarthria, with the goal of producing intelligibility-enhanced(More)