What is it about?
Phonetic transcription helps speech-language pathologists hear and remember speech sound errors their patients make. Unfortunately, it can be very time-consuming to summarize these transcriptions to a score. In this article, we showed how common calculations can be done automatically with the so-called Levenshtein edit distance. We analyzed speech samples from 65 people with aphasia to demonstrate the process.
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Why is it important?
Automated calculations agreed very well with manual calculations and were done in a fraction of the time. We recommended that speech-language pathologists and researchers start using the edit distance measure and we shared links to online software for doing the calculations.
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This page is a summary of: Automating Error Frequency Analysis via the Phonemic Edit Distance Ratio, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, June 2019, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2019_jslhr-s-18-0423.
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