VAS Corpus

Xiaohui Liang
Computer Science
University of Massachusetts, Boston

John Batsis
Geriatric Medicine, Public Health
University of North Carolina

Participants: 101
Type of Study: VAS recordings
Location: USA
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/86GT-G877

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Citation information

Liang, X., Batsis, J. A., Zhu, Y., Driesse, T. M., Roth, R. M., Kotz, D., & MacWhinney, B. (2022). Evaluating voice-assistant commands for dementia detection. Computer Speech & Language, 72, 101297. pdf

Kurtz, E., Zhu, Y., Driesse, T., Tran, B., Batsis, J. A., Roth, R. M., & Liang, X. (2023, June). Early Detection of Cognitive Decline Using Voice Assistant Commands. In IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) (pp. 1-5). pdf

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Project Description

The 001-011 files were collected at Dartmouth Hitchcock, in-person setting, using these prompts.

The 012-101 files were collected virtually at UNC using these prompts. The description of the participants and their tests is given here.


This research project is funded by the US National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging (grant number R01AG067416). You can find more details about the project at