Automated Objective Speech Intelligibility Assessment System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-08-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: C071-106-0125
Amount: $749,941.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD07-106
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
30 A Vreeland Road, Suite 130, Florham Park, NJ, 07932
DUNS: 125624432
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Qi (Peter) Li
 President
 (973) 822-0048
 li@licreativetech.com
Business Contact
 Qi Li
Title: President
Phone: (973) 822-0048
Email: li@licreativetech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Based on the success of our Phase I feasibility research, we propose to continue the project for the automated objective speech intelligibility assessment system. It consists of a pair of head and torso simulators placed at the same distance as typical face-to-face communication, a power amplifier, a laptop computer, a speech recognizer, and console software. The simulator has acoustic properties similar to those of a human and can wear any kinds of masks that need to be tested. The speech intelligibility is represented as a score associated with automatic speech recognition accuracy. Special techniques are proposed to construct robots as the simulator and to ensure results of the automatic assessment is similar to human subject assessment.

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