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Supervised Speech Representation Learning for Parkinson's Disease Classification
Type of publication: Idiap-RR
Citation: Janbakhshi_Idiap-RR-08-2021
Number: Idiap-RR-08-2021
Year: 2021
Month: 7
Institution: Idiap
Note: accepted in ITG Conference on Speech Communication
Abstract: Recently proposed automatic pathological speech classification techniques use unsupervised auto-encoders to obtain a high-level abstract representation of speech. Since these representations are learned based on reconstructing the input, there is no guarantee that they are robust to pathology-unrelated cues such as speaker identity information. Further, these representations are not necessarily discriminative for pathology detection. In this paper, we exploit supervised auto-encoders to extract robust and discriminative speech representations for Parkinson's disease classification. To reduce the influence of speaker variabilities unrelated to pathology, we propose to obtain speaker identity-invariant representations by adversarial training of an auto-encoder and a speaker identification task. To obtain a discriminative representation, we propose to jointly train an auto-encoder and a pathological speech classifier. Experimental results on a Spanish database show that the proposed supervised representation learning methods yield more robust and discriminative representations for automatically classifying Parkinson's disease speech, outperforming the baseline unsupervised representation learning system.
Projects Idiap
Authors Janbakhshi, Parvaneh
Kodrasi, Ina
Crossref by Janbakhshi_ITG_2021
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