Article published in:Cognition Distributed: How cognitive technology extends our minds
Edited by Itiel E. Dror and Stevan Harnad
[Benjamins Current Topics 16] 2008
► pp. 207–235
Speech transformation solutions
This paper outlines the background development of “intelligent” technologies such as speech recognition. Despite significant progress in the development of these technologies, they still fall short in many areas, and rapid advances in areas such as dictation are actually stalled. In this paper we have proposed semi-automatic solutions — smart integration of human and intelligent efforts. One such technique involves improvement to the speech recognition editing interface, thereby reducing the perception of errors to the viewer. Other techniques that are described in the paper are batch enrollment, which allows the user to reduce the amount of time required for enrollment, and content spotting, which can be used for applications that have repeated content flow, such as movies or museum tours. The paper also suggests a general concept of distributive training of speech recognition systems that is based on data collection across a network.
Keywords: automatic speech recognition, batch enrolment, distributive training, editing interface, semi-automatic solutions
Published online: 17 December 2008