13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Portland, OR, USA
September 9-13, 2012

The Speech Recognition Virtual Kitchen: An Initial Prototype

Florian Metze (1), Eric Fosler-Lussier (2)

(1) Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; USA
(2) Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; USA

This paper describes a "kitchen" environment to promote community sharing of research techniques, foster innovative experimentation, and provide solid reference systems as a tool for education, research, and evaluation with a focus on, but not re- stricted to, speech and language research. The core of the research infrastructure is the use of virtual machines (VMs) that provide a consistent environment for experimentation. We liken the virtual machines to a "kitchen" because they provide the infrastructure into which one can install "appliances" (e.g., speech recognition toolkits), "recipes" (scripts for creating state-of-the art systems), and "ingredients" (language data). In this demo, we show an initial proposal for a community framework based on VM technology used for teaching classes at CMU and OSU.

Index Terms: speech recognition, virtualization, educational tools, research infrastructure

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Bibliographic reference.  Metze, Florian / Fosler-Lussier, Eric (2012): "The speech recognition virtual kitchen: an initial prototype", In INTERSPEECH-2012, 1872-1873.