Accession Number : ADA332003

Title :   The Voice-Activated Multilingual Interview System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DRAGON SYSTEMS INC NEWTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Bamberg, Paul G. ; Kunz, Carol

PDF Url : ADA332003

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The Multilingual Interview System is a Windows-based application program designed to let users conduct simple interviews by voice in languages they do not speak. Any statement or question that is within the vocabulary, when spoken into a microphone attached to the computer, is recognized by a large-vocabulary speech recognition system and converted into a sequence of pre-recorded wave files which are they played back through a loudspeaker attached to the computer. The development of the operational applications for this system was done by NOMI in Pensacola, Florida. Dragon Systems, Inc. developed and customized the underlying speech recognition technology and produced the application software that connects the spoken input to the spoken output as well as the software to record foreign-language wave files for playback. The system was tested at Ft. Bragg and deployed in Bosnia on laptop, handheld and wearable computers.

Descriptors :   *SPEECH RECOGNITION, *VOICEPRINTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ACOUSTIC WAVES, VOCABULARY, COMPUTER FILES, MICROPHONES, HAND HELD, FLORIDA, LOUDSPEAKERS, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, INTERVIEWING, FOREIGN LANGUAGES.

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE