I was doing a machine learning project, assigned by my advisor. The project description is as follows - given an audio sample of a patient, we want to predict whether that patient to whom the audio sample belongs to, is suffering from influenza-like illness (ILI). Unfortunately, I have hit a roadblock at the very start, because I am not able to find any dataset or previous work related to my project. Basically, I want labelled audio samples of people suffering from ILI, if someone has them. I would also love if any of you would redirect me to other forums or sites where I can ask for datasets, and also if you know of any relevant related work. The idea was that people suffering from ILI would have sore throats, thereby having some differences in voice from normal speech, and we would like to see if we can exploit that.
As @philshem explained, this is an ongoing research area especially with the COVID situation nowadays and it is a bit tricky at this early stage to find open-sourced datasets. Luckily, there are a couple such:
- Sick Sounds
- COVID-19 Open Source Cough Dataset
- Freesound-cough data
If those are not sufficient, I would advise you to search for similar projects or papers related to the topic and contact the authors with the hope that maybe, they share their data with you under certain conditions/ licensing. The following projects/ papers should help in that regard:
This is a hot research topic. Best chance is to contact researchers, although medical audio recordings are going to be highly sensitive, so getting raw data is not so likely.
I found one app that asks users to submit voice samples.
It's funded by the EU, so there may be some initiative to make the data open: https://erc.europa.eu/news/ai-app-part-funded-eu-collects-sounds-covid-19