Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Methodological Aspects in a Multimedia Database of Vocal Fold Pathologies

Maurilio Nunes Vieira (1), Fergus R. McInnes (1), Mervyn A. Jack (1), Arnold Maran (2), Colin Watson (2), Moira Little (2)

(1) CCIR/Dept. of Electrical Engineering/University of Edinburgh, Scotland
(2) Otolaryngology Unit/The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh/University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Despite time constraints, a voice clinic is a unique environment to collect rich and vast information related to vocal fold pathologies. In this paper, the instruments and protocols in use at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh are described. Biographical, aetiological, acoustic, electroglottographic, and endoscopic data from about 180 patients are already recorded and partially stored in personal computer multimedia file formats (.wav, .bmp, and .avi) integrated in an MS-ACCESS® database. This information is used for medical diagnosis and research purposes.

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Bibliographic reference.  Vieira, Maurilio Nunes / McInnes, Fergus R. / Jack, Mervyn A. / Maran, Arnold / Watson, Colin / Little, Moira (1995): "Methodological aspects in a multimedia database of vocal fold pathologies", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1867-1870.