Automatic Detection of Hypernasality in Children
Automatic hypernasality detection in children with Cleft Lip and Palate is made considering five Spanish vowels. Characterization is performed by means of some acoustic and noise features, building a representation space with high dimensionality. Most relevant features are selected using Principal Components Analisis and linear correlation in order to enable clinical interpretation of results and achieving spaces with lower dimensions per vowel. Using a Linear-Bayes classifier, success rates between 80% and 90% are reached, beating success rates achived in similiar studies recently reported.
KeywordsCleft Lip and Palate Hypernasality Principal Components Analysis speech
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