Second European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Genova, Italy
September 24-26, 1991


Computer-Aided, Voice-Based, Medical Report Preparation: An Application to Radiology

Roberto Billi, P. Buttafava, P. De Stefani, M. Gamba, D. Voltolini

Olivetti Systems & Networks, Direzione Ricerca e Sviluppo, Ivrea (TO)

This paper describes an application of speech recognition and synthesis aimed at simplifying the procedure of creating medical reports. The hardware configuration consists of a PC equipped with 2 boards, devoted respectively to speech synthesis and recognition. The system, which has been specialized for radiology, permits to dictate a report in isolated word mode, using a vocabulary which contains about 97% of the words found in a large corpus of radiological reports. To allow fast creation of reports for normal cases or for frequent pathologies, the system permits to use coded sentences which can be directly called or, alternatively, identified by means of a simple question/answering procedure.

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Bibliographic reference.  Billi, Roberto / Buttafava, P. / Stefani, P. De / Gamba, M. / Voltolini, D. (1991): "Computer-aided, voice-based, medical report preparation: an application to radiology", In EUROSPEECH-1991, 961-964.