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Expected Results

Possible applications and demonstration systems that are targeted in this project include:

1.
Very large vocabulary ($\geq$ 64K words) continuous speech recognition of read speech--this will be an essential enabling technology for many multimedia and telematics applications.
2.
Voice-driven typewriter: A dictation system running in real time with simple editing commands.
3.
Flexible continuous speech recognizer in which lexica and grammars can be defined on the spot, without the need of training.
4.
Smaller (but realistic) tasks, including, e.g., robust recognition of free format numbers. This could be done on the basis of existing databases like the OGI numbers databases.
5.
Recognition of broadcast speech--transcription of radio or television speech (e.g. news-readers).
6.
Extension of the above to several European languages. On top of the properties discussed above, another interesting feature of the hybrid systems is that they do not seem to require extensive knowledge of the languages or their phonological rules to adapt the recognizer. With appropriate databases (which become more and more available), development of a new language is quite straightforward.

To conclude this introduction, we also remind the reader that in this project all the partners use a common fast and flexible hardware (SPERT) that has been developed by ICSI, the SPRACH subcontractor. As already shown in WERNICKE, the availability of common hardware and software that is somewhat customized for the research approaches under investigation permitted both the incorporation of very computationally-intensive algorithms, and the comparison of their efficacy across the different sites.


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Christophe Ris
1998-11-10