AUDIO-VISUAL DEBUG METHOD FOR COMPUTER SOFTWARE AUDIO-VISUAL DEBUG METHOD FOR COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$225,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
40
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Engineering Analysis Inc.
2109 Clinton Avenue W., Suite 432, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Frank B. Tatom
(205) 533-9391
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE AUDIO-VISUAL INITIAL DEBUG (AVID) METHOD IS PROSPOSED ASA FIRST- LINE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR LOCATING ERRORS IN NEW SOURCE CODE. THE CONCEPT INVOLVES USING A COMPUTERR SPEECH SYNTHESIZER CONNECTED TO THE TERMINAL TO PROVIDE AN AUDIO PLAY-BACK OF THE SOURCE CODE WHILE AS CURRENTLY ENVISIONED IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO ANALYZE AND SPEAK COMPUTER LANGUAGE. CERTAIN STANDARD AND USER-DEFINED KEY WORDS AREPROUNOUNCED WHILE ALL OTHER SYMBOLS ARE SPELLED CHARACTER BY CHARACTER. SPEECH IS ACCOMPLISHED VIA INEXPENSIVE, PHONEME-BASED, ADD-ON EQUIPMENT WITH ESSENITALLY UNLIMITED VOCABULARY. SPEAKING RATE, VOLUME, FREQUENCY, AND INTONATION ARE USER-CONTROLLED. IN ADDITION THE AVID SOFTWARE ALLOWS THE USER TO POSITION CONTROL AT ANY LINE IN HIS TEXT AND MOVE IN ANY DIRECTION. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AVID SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, AN IN-DEPTH SURVEY OF EXISTING SPEECH SYNTHESIS TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT WILL BE COMPLETE; A DEMOSTRATION OF AVID'S CAPABILITIES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE; AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PHASE IT DEVELOPMENT AND ENHACEMENTS WILL BE COMPILED.

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