Recognition of Non-Native Speakers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$119,992.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-09-C-S016
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-085-0653
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-085
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
LI CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
30 A Vreeland Road, Suite 130, Florham Park, NJ, 07932
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
125624432
Principal Investigator
 Qi (Peter) Li
 Presidnet
 (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
We propose a novel and promising non-native speaker recognition system by using both high-level language cues and low-level acoustic accent cues. The system consists of a high-level language cue based sub-system and four accent recognition based sub-systems. Each sub-system can be used individually or together via system fusion. The novelty and uniqueness of our proposed approach are as follows: First, it utilizes both high-level language cues and low-level accent cues, which will largely improve the robustness; Second, it employs a new concept of accent signature, that is to be learned in a completely data-driven fashion, which guarantees portability across different accents; Third, it applies various system fusion approaches which guarantees improved overall performance.

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