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Speech Databases of Typical Children and Children with SLI

Pavel Grill, Jana Tučková, Frederic Dick
2016 PLoS ONE  
Two databases were recorded: one for healthy children's speech (recorded in kindergarten and in the first level of elementary school) and the other for pathological speech of children with a Specific Language  ...  In this article, we describe the process of creating databases of children's speech and the possibilities for using such databases, which have been created by the LANNA research group in the Faculty of  ...  of computerized processing of children's speech.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150365 pmid:26963508 pmcid:PMC4786280 fatcat:lssgb42i3rhtlnhjg55lkgahby

On model architecture for a children's speech recognition interactive dialog system [article]

Radoslava Kraleva, Velin Kralev
2016 arXiv   pre-print
The result of these studies and presented veins architectural model shows that research needs to be focused on acoustic-phonetic modeling in order to improve the quality of children's speech recognition  ...  This report presents a general model of the architecture of information systems for the speech recognition of children. It presents a model of the speech data stream and how it works.  ...  Therefore, it may be argued that the creation of technology to be applied in children's speech recognition is an interesting and easy task. There are many studies on this matter.  ... 
arXiv:1605.07733v1 fatcat:sc4cdnqponbirmdugbnjw3wivu

Methods for eliciting, annotating, and analyzing databases for child speech development

Mary E. Beckman, Andrew R. Plummer, Benjamin Munson, Patrick F. Reidy
2017 Computer Speech and Language  
This paper centers on two main problems that must be addressed in order to have analogous resources for developing and exploiting databases of young children's speech.  ...  Methods from automatic speech recognition (ASR), such as segmentation and forced alignment, have facilitated the rapid annotation and analysis of very large adult speech databases and databases of caregiver-infant  ...  contributions to the ideas about the development and interpretation of elicitation and annotation protocols for children's speech that are described here.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.csl.2017.02.010 pmid:28943715 pmcid:PMC5608260 fatcat:hz3mug564bgq7lvtri6fuk35ji

A Perspective on Building Ethical Datasets for Children's Conversational Agents

Jakki O. Bailey, Barkha Patel, Danna Gurari
2021 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence  
Examples are presented that reflect potential data types available for training AI models to generate children's conversational agents' speech.  ...  This article applies a sociocultural developmental approach to examine child-centric intelligent conversational agents, including an overview of how children's development influences their social learning  ...  Databases will need to utilize a basic level of speech proficiency for the speech of the conversational agents.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frai.2021.637532 pmid:34056578 pmcid:PMC8155711 fatcat:76wuomfm5bfxpprgsxdtr5to7u

EmoChildRu: Emotional Child Russian Speech Corpus [chapter]

Elena Lyakso, Olga Frolova, Evgeniya Dmitrieva, Aleksey Grigorev, Heysem Kaya, Albert Ali Salah, Alexey Karpov
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The paper reports two child emotional speech analysis experiments on the corpus: by adult listeners (humans) and by an automatic classifier (machine), respectively.  ...  The database includes over 20K recordings (approx. 30 hours), collected from 100 children.  ...  the President of Russia (project # MD-3035.2015.8) and by the Government of Russia (grant No. 074-U01).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23132-7_18 fatcat:6ajcijbzzbeinoshujiqqxxtiu

Page 447 of Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA Vol. 28, Issue 1 [page]

1994 Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA  
recognition assessment, NOISEX-92 database use; 9401886 automatic speech recognition assessment, vocabularies comparison; 9401884 automatic speech recognition models, neural network classifiers use; 9401356  ...  system competence, word recognition/phoneme identifi- cation/segmentation; new/familiar words; deaf students, grades 4/ 8/9, Germany; 9402014 visual design creation, communication solutions; 9401779 Visual  ... 

Voice Conversion Based Data Augmentation to Improve Children's Speech Recognition in Limited Data Scenario

S. Shahnawazuddin, Nagaraj Adiga, Kunal Kumar, Aayushi Poddar, Waquar Ahmad
2020 Interspeech 2020  
Automatic recognition of children's speech is a challenging research problem due to several reasons.  ...  For that purpose, generative adversarial network (GAN) based voice conversion (VC) is exploited to modify the acoustic attributes of adults' speech making it perceptually similar to that of children's  ...  However, in the context of children's speech, there is a paucity of publicly available database.  ... 
doi:10.21437/interspeech.2020-1112 dblp:conf/interspeech/ShahnawazuddinA20 fatcat:rf2ijymv5bhflgbsch34fxsu4q

GMM-based speaker age and gender classification in Czech and Slovak

Jiří Přibil, Anna Přibilová, Jindřich Matoušek
2017 Journal of Electrical Engineering  
It analyses and compares the influence of different number of mixtures and different types of speech features used for GMM gender/age classification.  ...  Dependence of the computational complexity on the number of used mixtures is also analysed. Finally, the GMM classification accuracy is compared with the output of the conventional listening tests.  ...  Acknowledgment The work has been supported by the Scientific Grant Agency of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research, and Sports of the Slovak Republic (VEGA 2/0001  ... 
doi:10.1515/jee-2017-0001 fatcat:5u5bsdjfcnehdig2a6yk6l2ggy

Creating conversational interfaces for children

S. Narayanan, A. Potamianos
2002 IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing  
First, issues in ASR of children speech are introduced by an analysis of developmental changes in the spectral and temporal characteristics of the speech signal using data obtained from 456 children, ages  ...  Acoustic modeling adaptation and vocal tract normalization algorithms that yielded state-of-the-art ASR performance on children speech are described.  ...  Wang for their help with the design and implementation of the Agent CHIMP prototype; to S. Lee for the acoustic analysis of the C.I.D. children database; to G.  ... 
doi:10.1109/89.985544 fatcat:kwb6q3u3fvaaxmvol3jywvaofu

Design and Analysis of a Database to Evaluate Children's Reading Aloud Performance [chapter]

Jorge Proença, Dirce Celorico, Carla Lopes, Miguel Sales Dias, Michael Tjalve, Andreas Stolcke, Sara Candeias, Fernando Perdigão
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
For that goal, a database of 284 European Portuguese children from 6 to 10 years old (1st-4th grades) reading aloud amounting to 20 hours was collected in private and public Portuguese schools.  ...  The presence of different types of disfluencies is analysed as well as reading performance compared to known curricular goals.  ...  We would like to thank João de Deus, Bissaya Barreto and EBI de Pereira school associations and CASPAE parent's association for collaborating in the database collection.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41552-9_39 fatcat:qhdorrrmjbamdg3y7f3sdjrtby

Page 421 of Behavior Research Methods Vol. 34, Issue 3 [page]

2002 Behavior Research Methods  
like abort and about account for 8.4% of the neighbors.** Of course, there are a variety of linguistic syllabification rules, and creation of a database comparable to that for monosyllables is therefore  ...  On Gupta and Dell’s view, onset-rime vocabulary structure is an emergent property of the sequential temporal processing of human speech. This view makes two predictions.  ... 

Page 2063 of Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA Vol. 25, Issue 4 [page]

1991 Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA  
procedures, interval length; experiments; 9109682 speech recognizer training/rule validation, large speech database role/ labeling problems, auditory transcriptions/signal-based labeling dis- crepancies  ...  Fleming’s 17th-century poetry; 9109558 two-level morphological analysis processor, PC-KIMMO system appli- cations/functional components; 9109243 Phonological Stylistics Anglophone children’s literature  ... 

How children build their morphosyntax: the case of French

C Parisse, M T Le Normand
2000 Journal of Child Language  
The corpus was fully tagged by an automatic part-of-speech tagger.  ...  The very successful use of the tagger demonstrates the morphosyntactic coherence of the child's speech.  ...  So that, if an utterance with two content words is a child's semantic and pragmatic creation, then n% of the multi-words utterances are children's semantic and pragmatic creations, a percentage reduced  ... 
pmid:10967888 fatcat:ju2kkzbehbdnhg4mjfh4rmf2fm

Effects of linguistic and usage-based factors on children's acquisition of English derivational morphology

Jong Sup Jun
2014 Linguistic Research  
For this, we analyzed children's production of derived words in a million-word corpus taken from the CHILDES database.  ...  Effects of linguistic and usage-based factors on children's acquisition of English derivational morphology. Linguistic Research 31 (2) , 325-356.  ...  , Clark also introduces four-or-five-year-old children's rare innovations like trumpetist and drummist. 2 The target corpus of our study consists of two databases obtained from the CHILDES website: the  ... 
doi:10.17250/khisli.31.2.201408.005 fatcat:byad2talgjdvflsxkzdiimaohe

Page 1507 of Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA Vol. 29, Issue 3 [page]

1995 Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA  
phone representations; recognition experiments; male speakers; 9506595 Swedish isolated word speech database creation/description; 9506608 synthetic female speech improvement, text-to-speech rules formulation  ...  - sarthric patients; 9506746 speech-/language-impaired children’s treatment, family-centered ser- vices benefits; 9506833 speech-language pathologists’ job qualifications /roles/responsibilities, school  ... 
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