5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Speech Technology Integration and Research Platform: A System Study

Qiru Zhou, Chin-Hui Lee, Wu Chou, Andrew Pargellis

Multimedia Communication Research Laboratory, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, USA

We present a generic speech technology integration platform for application development and research across different domains. The goal of the design is two-fold: On the application development side, the system provides an intuitive developer's interface defined by a high level application definition language and a set of convenient speech application building tools. It allows a novice developer to rapidly deploy and modify a spoken language dialogue application. On the system research and development side, the system uses a thin, 'broker' layer to separate the system application programming interface from the service provider interface. It makes the system easy to incorporate new technologies and new functional components. We also use a domain independent acoustic model set to cover US English phones for general speech applications. The system grammar and lexicon engine creates grammars and lexicon dictionaries on the fly to enable a practically unrestricted vocabulary for many recognition and synthesis applications.

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Bibliographic reference.  Zhou, Qiru / Lee, Chin-Hui / Chou, Wu / Pargellis, Andrew (1997): "Speech technology integration and research platform: a system study", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 621-624.