SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2401
Amount: $49,140.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Speech Systems Inc
18356 Oxnard St, Tarzana, CA, 91356
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 WILLIAM S MEISEL
 (818) 881-0885
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
TO THE EXTENT THAT FUTURE WEAPON SYSTEMS RELY ON NATURAL-LANGUAGE INTERFACES, THEY MUST OVERCOME THE BARRIER OF KEYBOARD ENTRY. SINCE A NATURAL-LANGUAGE OR ARTIFICAL-INTELLIGENCE INTERFACE INVOLVES AMBIQUITY AND IMPRECISION, THE MAN-MACHINE DIALOGUE TO RESOLVE QUESTIONS WILL BECOME EXCESSIVELY ONEROUS IF CONDUCTED BY KEYBOARD. A CONTINUOUS-SPEECH, REAL-TIME, SPEECH RECOGNITION INTERFACE CAN SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. CURRENT SPEECH-RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGIES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY LIMITED VOCABULARY, RESTRICTED SYNTAX, EXTENSIVE SPEAKERENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS, WORD ISOLATION, OR SEVERAL OF THE ABOVE. SUCH RESTRICTIONS MAKE THEM INAPPROPRIATE FOR MILITARY COMMAND INTERFACES. THIS STUDY WILL TEST THE FEASIBILITY OF APPLYING AN ALREADYDEVELOPED, REAL-TIME, LARGE-VOCABULARY, CONTINUOUS-SPEECH, RAPIDSPEAKER-ENROLLMENT, COMMAND-PROCESSING LANGUAGE BASED ON THE PROPOSER'S EXISTING PROPRIETARY PHONEME-CLASSIFICATION TECHNOLOGY. MOST WORDS CAN BE DISTINGUISHED SIMPLY BY CODING THEM INTO STRINGS OF A SMALL NUMER OF PHONEME CLASSES. THIS RESEARCH WILL DETERMINE WHETHER A WORKING PHONEME CLASSIFICATION METHOD CAN BE EXTENDED TO A LARGEVOCABULARY COMMAND LANGUAGE WITHOUT INCREASING CONFUSABILITY BEYOND ACCEPTABLE LIMITS.

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