ISCA Archive Interspeech 2014
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2014

System for automated speech and language analysis (SALSA)

Kyle Marek-Spartz, Benjamin Knoll, Robert Bill, Thomas Christie, Serguei Pakhomov

SALSA automates cognitive test administration and scoring. These tests are used to characterize cognitive impairment resulting from neurodegenerative disease, traumatic brain injury, and drug toxicity; however, they are currently performed manually, limiting their utility for large clinical populations and longitudinal assessments. We present a fully automated, comprehensive system for collecting spoken test responses with mobile and telephony platforms, using an open-source automatic speech recognition engine (KALDI) to calculate a range of speech characteristics that may be useful in assessment of cognitive function.

Cite as: Marek-Spartz, K., Knoll, B., Bill, R., Christie, T., Pakhomov, S. (2014) System for automated speech and language analysis (SALSA). Proc. Interspeech 2014, 2142-2143

  author={Kyle Marek-Spartz and Benjamin Knoll and Robert Bill and Thomas Christie and Serguei Pakhomov},
  title={{System for automated speech and language analysis (SALSA)}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2014},