An internal (for SPRACH partners only) release of SPRACHworks became available on the 31 April 1997. It was the culmination of 4 man-months effort at CUED in restructuring all abbot software according to the agreed SPRACHworks framework, overseeing the integration of each of the component packages, and testing the release on several platforms. This release contained the following packages.
There were circulation difficulties with the CMU dictionary which was therefore not included, and PyneHillRobinson was omitted due to the size restriction imposed by the requirement to perform FTP across transatlantic links.
CUED passed management of SPRACHworks to ICSI from July 1997. ICSI has co-ordinated the development of a core package structured around the GNU ``Autoconf'' configuration package, generally recognized as the best available solution for portable source distributions. This ``SPRACHcore'' has been gradually expanded and now comprises the entire speech-recognition chain, including a graphical application/demonstration based upon the Berkeley Restaurant Project (BeRP) task domain. This package was recently installed successfully at IDIAP, along with several other visualization and processing tools, and it will shortly be released as a completely self-configuring package with over 20 individual components totaling over 10 Megabytes of compressed source.