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EUROM - a spoken language resource for the EU - the SAM projects
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Computer-assisted therapy for medication-resistant auditory hallucinations: proof-of-concept study.
BACKGROUND One in four patients with schizophrenia responds poorly to antipsychotic medication, continuing to hear persecutory auditory hallucinations. Patients who are able to sustain a dialogueExpand
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ACCDIST: a metric for comparing speakers' accents
This paper introduces a new metric for the quantitative assessment of the similarity of speakers' accents. The ACCDIST metric is based on the correlation of inter-segment distance tables acrossExpand
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AVATAR therapy for auditory verbal hallucinations in people with psychosis: a single-blind, randomised controlled trial
Summary Background A quarter of people with psychotic conditions experience persistent auditory verbal hallucinations, despite treatment. AVATAR therapy (invented by Julian Leff in 2008) is a newExpand
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Linguistic factors affecting timing in Korean with application to speech synthesis
This paper describes the results of a study of the phonetic and phonological factors affecting the rhythm and timing of spoken Korean. Stepwise construction of a CART model was used to uncover theExpand
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ACCDIST: An Accent Similarity Metric for Accent Recognition and Diagnosis
ACCDIST is a metric of the similarity between speakers’ accents that is largely uninfluenced by the individual characteristics of the speakers’ voices. In this article we describe the ACCDISTExpand
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Spoken language conversion with accent morphing
Spoken language conversion is the challenge of using synthesis systems to generate utterances in the voice of a speaker but in a language unknown to the speaker. Previous approaches have been basedExpand
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ProSynth: an integrated prosodic approach to device-independent, natural-sounding speech synthesis
This paper outlines ProSynth, an approach to speech synthesis which takes a rich linguistic structure as central to the generation of natural-sounding speech. We start from the assumption that theExpand
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Effects of noise suppression on intelligibility: dependency on signal-to-noise ratios.
The effects on speech intelligibility of three different noise reduction algorithms (spectral subtraction, minimal mean squared error spectral estimation, and subspace analysis) were evaluated in twoExpand
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How Is Individuality Expressed in Voice? An Introduction to Speech Production and Description for Speaker Classification
As well as conveying a message in words and sounds, the speech signal carries information about the speaker's own anatomy, physiology, linguistic experience and mental state. These speakerExpand
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