Handheld Transcription Device for the Hearing Impaired

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0227
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0265
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB072-014
Small Business Information
SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS CO., INC.
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
859244204
Principal Investigator
 Uday Jain
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 933-5355
 ujain@ssci.com
Business Contact
 Jay Miselis
Title: Corporate Controller
Phone: (781) 933-5355
Email: jmiselis@ssci.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose the melding of various technologies for our unique handheld transcription device for speech and speaker recognition. Our solution will utilize beam-forming coupled with the POCKETSPHINX speech recognizer to provide transcription on the hand-held device. To achieve further reduction in recognition error rate through robustness to background noise and environment conditions we will combine multi-channel signal enhancement techniques such as blind source separation with single-channel signal enhancement techniques such as spectral subtraction and feature enhancement techniques such as cepstrum normalization. An initial design of our prototype transcription device is also presented.

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