Comparing Natural Language Processing Techniques for Alzheimer's Dementia Prediction in Spontaneous Speech

  title={Comparing Natural Language Processing Techniques for Alzheimer's Dementia Prediction in Spontaneous Speech},
  author={Thomas Searle and Zina M. Ibrahim and Richard J. B. Dobson},
Alzheimer's Dementia (AD) is an incurable, debilitating, and progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects cognitive function. Early diagnosis is important as therapeutics can delay progression and give those diagnosed vital time. Developing models that analyse spontaneous speech could eventually provide an efficient diagnostic modality for earlier diagnosis of AD. The Alzheimer's Dementia Recognition through Spontaneous Speech task offers acoustically pre-processed and balanced datasets… Expand

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