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SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
2401
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2401
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Speech Systems Inc
18356 Oxnard St Tarzana, CA 91356
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,140.00
 

Abstract:

TO THE EXTENT THAT FUTURE WEAPON SYSTEMS RELY ON NATURAL-LANGUAGE INTERFACES, THEY MUST OVERCOME THE BARRIER OF KEYBOARD ENTRY. SINCE A NATURAL-LANGUAGE OR ARTIFICAL-INTELLIGENCE INTERFACE INVOLVES AMBIQUITY AND IMPRECISION, THE MAN-MACHINE DIALOGUE TO RESOLVE QUESTIONS WILL BECOME EXCESSIVELY ONEROUS IF CONDUCTED BY KEYBOARD. A CONTINUOUS-SPEECH, REAL-TIME, SPEECH RECOGNITION INTERFACE CAN SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. CURRENT SPEECH-RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGIES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY LIMITED VOCABULARY, RESTRICTED SYNTAX, EXTENSIVE SPEAKERENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS, WORD ISOLATION, OR SEVERAL OF THE ABOVE. SUCH RESTRICTIONS MAKE THEM INAPPROPRIATE FOR MILITARY COMMAND INTERFACES. THIS STUDY WILL TEST THE FEASIBILITY OF APPLYING AN ALREADYDEVELOPED, REAL-TIME, LARGE-VOCABULARY, CONTINUOUS-SPEECH, RAPIDSPEAKER-ENROLLMENT, COMMAND-PROCESSING LANGUAGE BASED ON THE PROPOSER'S EXISTING PROPRIETARY PHONEME-CLASSIFICATION TECHNOLOGY. MOST WORDS CAN BE DISTINGUISHED SIMPLY BY CODING THEM INTO STRINGS OF A SMALL NUMER OF PHONEME CLASSES. THIS RESEARCH WILL DETERMINE WHETHER A WORKING PHONEME CLASSIFICATION METHOD CAN BE EXTENDED TO A LARGEVOCABULARY COMMAND LANGUAGE WITHOUT INCREASING CONFUSABILITY BEYOND ACCEPTABLE LIMITS.

Principal Investigator:

William s meisel
8188810885

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Speech Systems Inc
18356 Oxnard St Tarzana, CA 91356

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