I’d like to propose extending CommonVoice’s functionality for pathological voices.
I am researching the automatic diagnosis of pathological speech . The variation of pathological voices is much wider than that of healthy voices. Therefore, it is desirable to create a database of pathological voices that is larger than the database of healthy voices. However, at present, the databases of pathological voices are much smaller than the databases of healthy voices, and with a few exceptions [2, 3], they are private ( is inspired by CommonVoice). I think this is a barrier to the development of my research and all research on the automatic diagnosis of pathological voices.
I think that CommonVoice is a great project. I think CommonVoice is a great project, and I think that adding components related to pathological voices to this project will help advance the study of pathological voices. Specifically, I think the following should be added:
- optional information on voice disorders (e.g., healthy, laryngeal cancer, vocal fold paralysis, dysarthria, Parkinson’s disease)
- recording of sustained vowels
Sustained vowels are a common utterance content used in the studies of pathological voices. However, there is a shortage of data on sustained vowels not only in pathological voices but also in healthy voices.
I would appreciate it if you would consider it.
Thank you very much.