ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

Applications for the hearing-impaired: comprehension of finnish text with phoneme errors

Nina Alarotu, Mietta Lennes, Toomas Altosaar, Anja Malm, Matti Karjalainen

This study simulates the phoneme errors made by speech recognizers and determines the phoneme error level at which a reasonable comprehension of text can still be achieved. Finnish is written almost phonemically and Finnish-speakers have no trouble in comprehending phonemic text. Phonemically corrupted text was presented to normal-hearing, hearing-impaired as well as deaf subjects and their comprehension levels were measured. According to this study, current speech recognition methods allow for limited applications in this field.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-315

Cite as: Alarotu, N., Lennes, M., Altosaar, T., Malm, A., Karjalainen, M. (1997) Applications for the hearing-impaired: comprehension of finnish text with phoneme errors. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 1815-1818, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-315

@inproceedings{alarotu97_eurospeech,
  author={Nina Alarotu and Mietta Lennes and Toomas Altosaar and Anja Malm and Matti Karjalainen},
  title={{Applications for the hearing-impaired: comprehension of finnish text with phoneme errors}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},
  pages={1815--1818},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-315},
  issn={1018-4074}
}