Atypical Speech & Voices: Corpora, Classification, Coaching & Conversion
Examples of such less typical patterns may include speaking while eating, during physical exercise, singing, as well as a wide range of pathological effects or speech generated by special aged groups (children, elderly).
In fact, recent advances in the field of Computational Paralinguistics allow for automatic recognition, analysis, and synthesis of an ever-increasing range of "atypical" phenomena. At the same time, deeper analysis methods have opened doors to new assistive technologies, such as coaching systems, serious games, and tutoring systems, as well as diagnostic aids (e.g., for early detection of autism spectrum disorders, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's diseases).
Edited by: Tiago Falk, Elmar Nöth, Vijay Parsa and Björn Schuller