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EDUCATING IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS IN THE U.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1871
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1871
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Scott Instruments Corp
1111 Willow Springs Dr Denton, TX 76201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: EDUCATING IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS IN THE U.
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $30,000.00
 

Abstract:

EDUCATING IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS IN THE U.S. IS A MAJOR CHALLENGE TO OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. SPEECH RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY IS NOW CAPABLE OF HELPING IMMIGRANTS, E.G. ASIANSAND HISPANICS, LEARN TO SPEAK AND UNDERSTAND ENGLISH. PHONETIC LEVEL ANALYSIS AND FEEDBACK IS NECESSARY IN THE APPLICATION OF SPEECH RECOGNITION TO ESL. COMMERCIAL SPEECH INPUT DEVICES ARE INCAPABLE OF PROVIDING PHONETIC FEEDBACK. THESE DEVICES DO NOT PERFORM PHONETIC ANALYSIS IN THE RECOGNITION PROCESS. THE SPEECH SIGNALS ARE NOT PROCESSED IN A MANNER WHICH PRESERVES PHONETIC INFORMATION OR PHONEMES. SCOTT INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (SCOTT) HAS A NEW SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY EMBODIED IN THE CORETECHS TM INTERGRATED CIRCUIT. A NEW SPEECH INPUT DEVICE BASED ON THISTECHNOLOGY IS AVAILABLE. THIS DEVICE IS CAPABLE OR IDENT IFYING PHONETIC UNITS, OF MAKING FINE PHONETIC DISTINCTIONS ,E.G. STOPS, FRICATIVES,AFFRICATES, LIQUIDS, GLIDES, VOWELS,NASALS, AND TONALITY AND INTONATION. THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN, THEREFORE, PROVIDE PHONETIC ANALYSIS AND FEEDBACK, EVEN IN TONAL LANGUAGES, E.G. CHINESE. SCOTT PROPOSES TO RESEARCH PHONETIC ANALYSIS ALGORITHMS AND FEEDBACK DISPLAYS APPROPRIATE TO THE ACQUISTION OF ENGLISH BY IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS. THE RESEARCH WILL RESULT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPEECH PROCESSING ALGORITHMS AND GRAPHIC REPRESENTATIONS OF SPEECH WHICH CAN HELP IMMIGRANTS SPEAK AND UNDERSTAND ENGLISH BY CONVERSING WITH THEM AND CORRECTING MISPRONUMCIATIONS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Dr. Brian L. Scott
Investigator
Small Business Information at Submission:

Scott Instruments Corpon
1111 Willow Springs Drive Denton, TX 76205

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