Neural Netw 2021 Feb 24;139:105-117. Epub 2021 Feb 24.
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Recently, we have witnessed Deep Learning methodologies gaining significant attention for severity-based classification of dysarthric speech. Detecting dysarthria, quantifying its severity, are of paramount importance in various real-life applications, such as the assessment of patients' progression in treatments, which includes an adequate planning of their therapy and the improvement of speech-based interactive systems in order to handle pathologically-affected voices automatically. Notably, current speech-powered tools often deal with short-duration speech segments and, consequently, are less efficient in dealing with impaired speech, even by using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs). Read More