Publication
Title
Balancing word lists in speech audiometry through large spoken language corpora
Author
Abstract
This paper describes a distance measure which estimates the distance between a language sample and a reference corpus with regard to graphemes, phonemes and the relation between them. The underlying assumption of this approach is that a language's phoneme distribution can be partially accessed via graphemes. The advantage of using such a measure in speech audiometry is twofold: (i) it may be applied to determine how representative existing word lists are with respect to the distribution of speech sounds in the target language of the test subject; (ii) it enables the audiologist to generate highly representative lists based on large corpora of languages for which broad phonetic transcription is lacking. In this paper the development of the de novo distance measure is described and demonstrated for Dutch. The technique itself however, is language-independent and has been applied successfully to 10 other EU-languages. As such, it paves the way to generating representative word lists as part of speech audiometric test batteries for any given language.
Language
English
Source (journal)
14TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2013), VOLS 1-5
Source (book)
14th Annual Conference of the, International-Speech-Communication-Association (INTERSPEECH 2013), AUG 25-29, 2013, Lyon, FRANCE
Publication
Baixas : Isca-int speech communication assoc , 2013
ISBN
978-1-62993-443-3
Volume/pages
(2013) , p. 3580-3583
ISI
000395050001263
UAntwerpen
Project info
OPTI-FOX - Optimization of the automated fitting to outcomes expert with language-independent hearing-in-noise test battery and electro-acoustical test box for cochlear implant users.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 23.09.2021
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