[Corpora-List] Dementia-aphasia corpora

Randy Harris raha at uwaterloo.ca
Fri Jun 2 23:35:55 CEST 2017

On 31 May I asked the folks on this list for some suggestions about finding corpora of the speech of people with dementia. The assistance was very prompt and, in aggregate, highly useful (I would like to very gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Louise-Amélie Cougnon, Boyd Davis, Alexander Osherenko, Ted Pedersen, Matthew Purver, and Frank Rudzicz ) . A few people asked me to summarize the results, which I now do.

By far the most important resource is The Talk Bank / Dementia Bank: http://talkbank.org/DementiaBank/

It describes itself as “a shared database of multimedia interactions for the study of communication in dementia.”

Also very promising is the Carolina Conversation bank http://carolinaconversations.musc.edu/about/ Features of the corpus support both short-term and long-term research objectives, for specialists in communications disorders and gerontology, information technology, medical and health care researchers from multiple professions, linguists, psychologists, and archivists.

Thanks, --randy

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