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Name of Collaboratory :




URL :  

Collaboratory Status :

Operational   Start Date : 2007 End Date : Info Last Updated : Sun, Dec 5 2010 6:01am PST

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Community Data Systems  

Secondary Collaboratory Functions :


Domain(s) :

  NON-S&E >Health and Medical Sciences >Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology  

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :


AphasiaBank is the largest multimedia database in the world of discourse protocols gathered from persons with aphasia and controls. These speech and language samples are linked and synchronized with reliably coded transcripts.

AphasiaBank relies on advances in data sharing, transcription, analysis, and web delivery available through the CHILDES and TalkBank Projects.

The goal is to provide researchers with a large corpus of systematically collected and analyzed data that can:

* further knowledge of language in aphasia through using it in research and for teaching

* be of use in improving treatments for aphasia


Access to Instruments :

  Members can access data analysis tools.  

Access to Information Resources :

  This Web page provides links to information for members of the AphasiaBank consortium. Access to the data in AphasiaBank is password protected and restricted to members of the AphasiaBank consortium group. Researchers and clinicians working with aphasia who are interested in joining the consortium can send an email, including a brief general statement about how they envision using the data. Students interested in using the data should ask their faculty supervisors to contact them to request permission for access.

Members are urged to contribute, but any member can use the database at no cost.

Access to People as Resources :

  They offer workshops on transcription and analysis. Members can access the AphasiaBank Google group, which allows them to interact with other members.  

Funding Agency or Sponsor :

United States Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Notes on Funding Agencies/Sponsors:

Organizations with Funded Participants:
Organization name:
Approx # of participants:
Description of organization's role(s):
Arizona State University
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
University of Arizona

Notes on Participants/Organizations:
AphasiaBank is home to 151 members and growing.


Communications Technology Used :


Technical Capabilities :

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Project-reported performance data :

  AphasiaBank is home to 151 members and growing.  
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