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Recognition of Non-Native Speakers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87208
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-085-0653
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Li Creative Technologies
25 B Hanover Road, Suite 140 Florham Park, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Recognition of Non-Native Speakers
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-09-C-S016
Award Amount: $69,931.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a novel and promising non-native speaker recognition system by using both high-level language cues and low-level acoustic accent cues. The system consists of a high-level language cue based sub-system and four accent recognition based sub-systems. Each sub-system can be used individually or together via system fusion. The novelty and uniqueness of our proposed approach are as follows: First, it utilizes both high-level language cues and low-level accent cues, which will largely improve the robustness; Second, it employs a new concept of accent signature, that is to be learned in a completely data-driven fashion, which guarantees portability across different accents; Third, it applies various system fusion approaches which guarantees improved overall performance.

Principal Investigator:

Qi Li
Presidnet
9738220048
li@licreativetech.com

Business Contact:

Qi Li
President
9738220048
li@licreativetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LI CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
30 A Vreeland Road, Suite 130 Florham Park, NJ 07932

EIN/Tax ID: 383667621
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No