M.S. Ganzeboom MSc (Mario)
Former PhD candidate - Centre for Language Studies
Former PhD candidate - Centre for Language and Speech Technology
6525 HT NIJMEGEN
6500 HD NIJMEGEN
My expertise and interests lie in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) in general and ASR for dysarthric speech in particular. Dysarthria is a communication disorder that affects the intelligibility of a dysarthric speaker. It is caused by for example Parkinson's Disease, stroke, and brain injury (i.e. acquired neurological disorders).
Additionally, I focus on and am interested in the acoustic analysis of dysarthric speech (e.g. variations in loudness, pitch (F0), speaking rate, etc.).
- Ganzeboom, M.S., Bakker, M., Beijer, L.J., Rietveld, A.C.M. & Strik, H. (2018). Speech training for neurological patients using a serious game. British Journal of Educational Technology, 49 (4), 761-774. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12640
- 2015 - 2018 ISLA: Idiomatic Second Language Acquisition. This project investigates how L2 learners acquire and use formulaic expressions. An interactive memory game has been developed, to make part of this research available to the general public. The goal of the game is to match as many Dutch formulaic expressions with the right meaning. It is meant to be part of an exhibition in the muZIEum (https://muzieum.nl/english-tours). This museum provides an experience to know what it is like to be blind or partially sighted. The second version of the game will contain automatic speech recognition (my focus), to provide an idea of how this technology can support the blind and partially sighted. More information
- 2014 - 2019 CHASING: CHAllenging Speech training In Neurological patients by interactive Gaming. The CHASING project investigates the potential of web-based speech training for neurological patients through a combination of gaming and advanced speech technology, incl. Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR). Function: PhD candidate; Project end date: mid 2018. More information
- 2013 - 2016 DigLin: Digital Literacy Instructor. Please refer to the project url below or http://hstrik.ruhosting.nl/diglin. Function: Research employee; Project end date: December 2015. More information