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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 40
Amount: $225,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2109 Clinton Avenue W., Suite 432, Huntsville, AL, 35805
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Frank B. Tatom
Phone: (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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