Computerized Analysis of Speech and Language to Identify Psycholinguistic Correlates of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

  title={Computerized Analysis of Speech and Language to Identify Psycholinguistic Correlates of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration},
  author={Serguei V. S. Pakhomov and Glenn E. Smith and Dustin Alfonso Chac{\'o}n and Yara Feliciano and Neill R. Graff-Radford and Richard J. Caselli and David S. Knopman},
  journal={Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology},
ObjectiveTo evaluate the use of a semiautomated computerized system for measuring speech and language characteristics in patients with frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). BackgroundFTLD is a heterogeneous disorder comprising at least 3 variants. Computerized assessment of spontaneous verbal descriptions by patients with FTLD offers a detailed and reproducible view of the underlying cognitive deficits. MethodsAudiorecorded speech samples of 38 patients from 3 participating medical centers… 

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