Automated Objective Speech Intelligibility Assessment System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$749,939.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911SR-08-C-0027
Award Id:
81817
Agency Tracking Number:
C071-106-0125
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
30 A Vreeland Road, Suite 130, Florham Park, NJ, 07932
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
125624432
Principal Investigator:
QiLi
President
(973) 822-0048
li@licreativetech.com
Business Contact:
QiLi
President
(973) 822-0048
li@licreativetech.com
Research Institute:
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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