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THERE ARE TWO GENERAL TYPES OF SPEECH RECOGNIZERS AVAILABLE FOR USE WITH…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
307
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
307
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Emerson & Stern Associates Inc
10150 Sorrento Valley Rd Suite 210 San Diego, CA 92121
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: THERE ARE TWO GENERAL TYPES OF SPEECH RECOGNIZERS AVAILABLE FOR USE WITH CHILDREN; SPEAKER-INDEPENDENT SYSTEMS WITH A LIMITED VOCABULARY DESIGNED FOR USE WITH COMPUTER GAMES, AND SPEAKER-DEPENDENT DEVICES WITH LARGER VOCABULARIES THAT MUST BE "TRAINED"
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $39,000.00
 

Abstract:

THERE ARE TWO GENERAL TYPES OF SPEECH RECOGNIZERS AVAILABLE FOR USE WITH CHILDREN; SPEAKER-INDEPENDENT SYSTEMS WITH A LIMITED VOCABULARY DESIGNED FOR USE WITH COMPUTER GAMES, AND SPEAKER-DEPENDENT DEVICES WITH LARGER VOCABULARIES THAT MUST BE "TRAINED" BY USERS. NEITHER IS ADEQUATE FOR EDUCATIONAL USE BECAUSE THEY DON'T PAY ADEQUATE HEED TO CHILDREN'S SPECIAL SPEECH CHARACTERISTICS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A SOFTWARE-BASED, SPEAKER INDEPENDENT SPEECH RECOGNIZER THAT FORGIVES ERRORS OF PRONUNCIATION AND IS TAILORED TO CHILDREN'S VOICES. INITIALLY RECOGNIZING 50-100 WORDS, THE SYSTEM WOULD EVENTUALLY ACCOMMODATE A MUCH LARGER VOCABULARY AND HAVE THE CAPACITY OF "LEARNING", I.E., OF IMPROVING ITS PERFORMANCE THROUGH "EXPERIENCE" WITH VARIOUS SPEAKERS AND IN VARIOUS NOISY ENVIRONMENTS. THE TECHNIQUES TO BE RESEARCHED COMBINES EXISTING STATE-OF-THE-ART RECOGNITION TECHNIQUES WITH INNOVATIVE MODIFICATIONS FOR SPEECH ANALYSISAND APPROXIMATION, BASED ON ORIGINAL CONCEPTS FOR PROCESSINGSPEECH.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. sandra e. hutchins
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Emerson & Stern Associates
13674 Boquita Drive Del Mar, CA 92014

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No