Applications for Speech Synthesis and Recognition
Department of Computer Science
Rochester Institute of Technology
In the late '90's, Sun released an initial version of the Java Speech API
(JSAPI). This API was designed to uniformly implement speech applications
using commercial off the shelf (COTS) software to leverage existing speech
research. Software partners have leveraged speech research advances in
recognition (interpreting spoken words) and synthesis (text
to speech processing).
This colloquium will be a high-level assessment of the work resulting from
a recent FEAD grant, including an overview of:
the content of the developing specifications.
considerations when converting applications for use by people in special
environments (hands-free) or those with disabilities or physical
speech UI issues. Speech user interfaces present a
new problem set, especially for applications where recognition
tools historically need a fair amount of training in order to
reliability interpret speech. The focus will be on UI
techniques to reduce the amount of necessary recognition without
sacrificing the ability to provide a powerful application front-end.
prototyped applications using Sun's JSAPI (Java Speech API)
and the W3C'S (World Wide Web Consortium) grammar and markup
Trudy Howles is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the
Rochester Institute of Technology. She served as a long time
software consultant and software development engineer prior to
joining the faculty at RIT. She is a member of the American Society
for Quality and is a Certified Software Quality Engineer.
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