Speech Recognition for People with Severe Dysarthria
Action points from STARDUST meeting 8th September
1. Project web page. Phil
2. Project board to meet twice per year. Dates
to be arranged Simon
3. Appointment of project board:
Technical: Approach Prof. Allan Newell.
Consumer: Undecided whether the
consumer should be an individual from the trial or an individual from a
consumer group. To be reviewed in 6/9 months time.
4. Clearly define areas of responsibility for
the initial period of the project based on the initial project Gantt chart
and prepare an action plan to meet milestones at months 2 & 5.
Simon and Mark
5. Investigate feasibility of study of change
of intelligibility in parallel with change in consistency Pam, Mark
6. Define the selection criteria for participants
in the project. Mark
7. Define an initial equipment specification.
8. Obtain quotes for the equipment specification.
Phil, Mark H
9. University appointment for Simon. Simon to
send CV. Pam, Simon
10. Investigate a way of quantifying speech consistency.
11. Provide literature review methodology and
details of papers to group. Simon
12. Literature review to be presented at the
end of month 2. Mark and Simon
13. Provide email addresses to group. Nassos,
Mark and Simon
14. Set up email alias Phil
15. Project team next meetings Tuesday 3 October
4.30pm in Pam's office, then week beginning 30 October - to be arranged
Points for discussion at next meeting, 3rd October
2000. More to be added
1. Initial results from Literature review.
2. Progress with appointment of external technical
expert. Mark H
3. Selection criteria. Mark
4. Equipment specification and procurement.
Nassos, Phil and Mark H
5. Measuring speech consistency.
6. Ethical Status of project.
7. Feasibility of intelligibility study
8. Date/venue of next meeting
Action points from STARDUST meeting 3rd October
Details of the new speech recognition product to be supplied to group.
Paper on speech consistency to be provided to group. Pam
Literature review to bring together speech therapy work. Mark P and
Technical literature review to be completed and added to the previous
review. Nassos and Simon
Copies of relevant published papers for collation purposes to be forwarded
to Simon. All
Creation of web site structure to maintain details of the group's papers
and for general information to be disseminated. Nassos and Phil
Electronic details of the group's papers (i.e. title, author and publication
details, not appendix) to be provided to Nassos and Phil. Simon
Electronic details of all of the group's internal papers, meeting notes
etc. to be provided to Phil. Simon and Mark H
Procurement of 1 laptop computer for Nassos and 2 lower spec laptops.
Nassos, Phil Simon and Mark H
Appointment of technical external expert. Marc Tatham to be formally
approached and an indication of possible dates for a review meeting March/April
Identification of possible words to be used in the initial assessment
grandfather list and training procedures including environmental
words such as TV on, channel 1 etc, and words specific for the user, such
as lamp on. Mark P, Nassos and Simon
Methodology of initial assessment and data gathering to be provided
to group (for reference purposes). Mark P
When ethical approval has been obtained identify suitable participants
and approach them for inclusion in the study. This includes providing
them with the information sheet and consent forms. Initial data secured
on mini disk recorder and video taped? Mark P
Identification and procurement of appropriate noise cancelling microphones
both head mounted and desk-mounted. Nassos Phil and Simon
Breakdown of the work programme over the next 5 months for Nassos.
Phil and Nassos
Identification of appropriate statistical analysis of consistency.
Phil and Nassos
Ongoing development of recogniser and initial outline of a consistency
measuring tool. Nassos
Facilitation of internal seminar of recognition techniques and demonstration
of OLT for the meeting of Nov. 27th. Phil
Additional point. Submission of a paper for the WISP workshop.
Abstract of 500 words by the end of Nov? whether we should submit or not
The next meeting 27th November will have no business agenda and will
be devoted to technical discussions. Business meeting to be arranged mid-December
External Review Meeting 27/4/01: Agenda