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Task 6.3: Status

FPMs has developed the ``Speech Training and Recognition Unified Tool'' (STRUT). The software is able to do speech analysis, models training and speech recognition. A stable version is available and a few copies have been distributed. There have been a number of problems encountered whilst attempting to get RNN training to run on SPERT. Currently no working software is available. After spending 10 man months on this problem it has been decided that further effort is not warranted. Instead, since RAP hardware still works well for RNN training, ICSI's RAP boards are being sent to CUED to accelerate the work there. Multi-SPERT (Sprachstation) prototypes are being used at ICSI for the training of large feedforward networks.

Christophe Ris