Algorithmic Estimation of Pauses in Extended Speech Samples of Dysarthric and Typical Speech.

  title={Algorithmic Estimation of Pauses in Extended Speech Samples of Dysarthric and Typical Speech.},
  author={Jordan R. Green and David R. Beukelman and Laura J. Ball},
  journal={Journal of medical speech-language pathology},
  volume={12 4},
The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity and performance of an algorithm designed to automatically extract pauses and speech timing information from connected speech samples. Speech samples were obtained from 10 people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and 10 control speakers. Pauses were identified manually and algorithmically from digitally recorded recitations of a speech passage that was developed to improve the precision of pause boundary detection.The manual and… CONTINUE READING

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