First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Standardisation of Speech Input Assessment Within the SAM Esprit Project

Sven W. Danielsen

Jydsk Telefon, Research & Development Department, Aarhus-Tranbjerg, Denmark

The paper presents the current status and the future directions of the Speech Input Assessment activities, which are planned within the European Community ESPRIT Project 2589 "Multi-lingual Speech Input/Output Assessment, Methodology and Standardisation" (SAM). The aim of the SAM Project is to provide standardised methodologies for assessment of speech input/output devices, since the availability of such agreed standards of performance is crucial to the effective development, sale and use of such systems. This paper is solely concentrated on the description of the hardware applied and the software packages developed for assessment and scoring of various classes of recognisers, and summarises the experiences gathered up to now. It concludes with a discussion on future directions for introducing reliable predictive assessment methods.

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Bibliographic reference.  Danielsen, Sven W. (1990): "Standardisation of speech input assessment within the SAM esprit project", In ICSLP-1990, 1021-1024.