Automatic Measurement of Speech Fluency

Techniques are described for automatically measuring fluency of a patient's speech based on prosodic characteristics thereof. The prosodic characteristics may include statistics regarding silent pauses, filled pauses, repetitions, or fundamental frequency of the patient's speech. The statistics may include a count, average number of occurrences, duration, average duration, frequency of occurrence, standard deviation, or other statistics. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an audio sample that includes speech of a patient, analyzing the audio sample to identify prosodic characteristics of the speech of the patient, and automatically measuring fluency of the speech of the patient based on the prosodic characteristics. These techniques may present several advantages, such as objectively measuring fluency of a patient's speech without requiring a manual transcription or other manual intervention in the analysis process.

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