"Speech technology in (re)habilitation of persons with communication disabilities"
2011 (English)In: 12th Annual Conference Of The International Speech Communication Association 2011 (INTERSPEECH 2011), Vols 1-5, ISCA , 2011, 10-10 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Speech communication research and speech technology has found many applications for handicapped individuals. One of the very first examples of an application of speech synthesis was the reading machine for the blind. It is natural that results and devices in the speech communication field can be utilized for (re)habilitation of persons with communication disabilities. AAC - Augmentative and Alternative Communication - has evolved into an independent research area with strong input from speech and language processing. In this presentation we will look at the development of the field from very early speech training devices based on speech analysis to advanced systems including robotics and avatars capable of human like interaction. We will show examples where pressing needs of disabled persons have inspired avant-garde applications and development that have eventually spread to more general use in widely used applications. In this sense the "design for all" paradigm has been a rewarding and fruitful driving force for many speech communication and technology researchers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ISCA , 2011. 10-10 p.
, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, ISSN 1990-9772 ; 2011
Language Technology (Computational Linguistics) Computer Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-137165ISI: 000316502200003ISBN: 978-1-61839-270-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-137165DiVA: diva2:679157
12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Florence, Italy, 28-31 August 2011
QC 201312132013-12-132013-12-112013-12-13Bibliographically approved