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A Spanish multispeaker database of esophageal speech

Authors:
Luis Serrano, Sneha Raman. Inma Hernáez, Eva Navas Jon Sanchez, Ibon Saratxaga
Year:
2021
Journal:
Computer Speech and Language
Volume:
66
ISBN/ISSN:
0885-2308
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csl.2020.101168
Description:

• A novel database of Spanish esophageal voices designed for developing new software for speakers with this pathology. • Includes recordings of 100 sentences from 30 esophageal speakers. The size and variety of the database makes it unique. • Includes the phonetic labels of the recordings. Automatic phonetic labelling procedure is described. • The main acoustic characteristics of the voices are described and compared with a reduced set of healthy voices. • The database has successfully been used for reducing Automatic Speech Recognition errors for esophageal speakers.

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