VOICE ACTUATED/PHONETIC RECOGNITION MICROCOMPUTER INPUT DEVICE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6648
Amount: $28,697.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
654 Bair Island Rd - Ste 206, Redwood City, CA, 94063
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 STEVEN G KITCHEN
 (415) 368-2777
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
UTILIZING TECHNOLOGY WHICH EXISTS IN-HOUSE, WOODSIDE DESIGN ASSOCIATES, INC. (WDA) WILL COMBINE SPEECH RECOGNITION AND SPEECH SYNTHESIS TECHNOLOGIES INTO A COMPACT DATA INPUT DEVICE CAPABLE OF BEING MOUNTEDON A HARD HAT OR INTO A HAND-HELD UNIT. THIS TECHNOLOGY, WHICH HAS BEEN TESTED BY AN INDEPENDENT LAB UNDER A DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT FROM MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORPORATION, CONSISTENTLY WITHSTANDS A O DB SIGNALTO-NOISE RATIO. NOT RELIANT UPON THE INDUSTRY STANDARD OF MARKOVIAN PATTERN MATCHING, IT WILL TOLERATE BOTH HIGH LEVEL AMBIENT NOISE AND INTERMITTENT NOISE. ADDITIONALLY, ALL BUT THE MOST SEVERE REGIONAL ACCENTS CAN BE RECOGNIZED AND FACE MASE MUFFLEING, VOCAL CHANGES DUE TO STRESS AND THE COMMON COLD WILL REMAIN TRANSPARENT. THE SYSTEM IS TRULY SPEAKER INDEPENDENT, ACCEPTS CONTINUOUS SPEECH, RESPONDS IN REAL-TIME AND, FOR THIS APPLICATION, WILL BE CAPABLE OF A 100 WORD VOCABULARY. FORMATTING TRANSLATED DATA AND RS-232 INTERFACE ARE CONSIDERED STANDARD. THE SYNTHESIS TECHNOLOGY WILL PROVIDE VERIFICATION WITH A REALISTIC "HUMAN" SOUNDING VOICE. WELL VERSED ...

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