Automatic Detection of Hypernasality in Children

  • S. Murillo Rendón
  • J. R. Orozco Arroyave
  • J. F. Vargas Bonilla
  • J. D. Arias Londoño
  • C. G. Castellanos Domínguez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6687)


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.


Cleft Lip and Palate Hypernasality Principal Components Analysis speech 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Murillo Rendón
    • 1
  • J. R. Orozco Arroyave
    • 2
  • J. F. Vargas Bonilla
    • 2
  • J. D. Arias Londoño
    • 3
  • C. G. Castellanos Domínguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de Colombia, s. ManizalesColombia
  2. 2.Universidad de Antioquia, MedellínColombia
  3. 3.Universidad Antonio Nariño, BogotáColombia

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