Accession Number : ADA193289

Title :   A Cockpit Natural Language Study: Vocabulary and Grammar Analyses.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 86-Sep 87,

Corporate Author : MIDWEST SYSTEMS RESEARCH INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Munger, Michael P ; Small, Ronald L ; Williamson, David T

PDF Url : ADA193289

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This report describes recent work which was conducted to facilitate research and development efforts in the use of voice interaction in fighter cockpits. Definitions of an operational vocabulary and grammar are starting points for studying the use of voice interaction in fighter cockpits. This report provides an initial definition of a vocabulary, based on a Pilot's Associate equipped fighter. It also provides software tools for vocabulary, and grammar analysis. Researchers in this area need such tools to adapt quickly to changing technologies as they are applied to cockpits, with consequent changes to vocabulary and grammars. These software tools (1) assist in processing a vocabulary into a lexicon for use by parsers, (2) assist in developing grammars for parsers, and (3) assist in determining semantics from parsers steps. Keywords: Avionics, Speech technology, Pilot vehicle interface, Natural language.

Descriptors :   *COCKPITS, *NATURAL LANGUAGE, *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, AVIONICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, GRAMMARS, INTERACTIONS, INTERFACES, PARSERS, PILOTS, SEMANTICS, SPEECH, VOCABULARY

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE