Session Type: Lecture (sequence of presentations with questions and answers)
Spoken communication is a vital aspect of everyday life, and several professions in the fields of health and education are devoted to it. The advances in ‘Natural Speech Technology’ open up the prospect of computer-based ‘power tools’.
Applications of speech and language technology also promises to improve the quality of life for people with speech disorders by given them a means to interact with the people and machines in their environment. For example, spoken commands can be used to control a home environment or even a communication-supporting device. Also, technology can be applied to enhance difficult to understand speech, or to support rehabilitation of people with speech and language difficulties. However, there is a gap between the latest research and what is available to practitioners and professionals.
This session will aim to bring together engineers, scientists, clinicians, therapists and others to describe the latest research and their experiences translating this into benefits for users.
You can submit a short 900 word communication, on or around this topic, now until 7th April 2017.
Contact: Stuart Cunningham, Department of Human Communication Sciences and CATCH, University of Sheffield, UK
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