Accession Number : ADA506208


Title :   Automating Convoy Training Assessment to Improve Soldier Performance


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : PARALLEL CONSULTING LONGMONT CO


Personal Author(s) : LaVoie, Noelle ; Foltz, Peter ; Rosenstein, Mark ; Oberbreckling, Rob ; Chatham, Ralph ; Psotka, Joe


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a506208.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : Monitoring teams of decision-makers in complex military environments requires effective tracking of individual Soldier and team performance. An untapped source of timely and diagnostic performance information lies in ongoing communications among Soldiers operating as a team. With the right analyses the communication data can be connected to both the team's and each individual's performance, abilities and knowledge. The DARCAAT program developed and tested a toolset for automating team assessment and near real-time alarms. The toolset uses Automated Speech Recognition and Statistical Natural Language-based techniques for embedding automatic, continuous, and cumulative analysis of team communication in training and operational environments. Based on the toolset, applications were developed that apply the metrics and models to support After Action Reviews (AARs) and real-time alarms.


Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *SPEECH RECOGNITION , *TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , ARMY PERSONNEL , ARMY TRAINING , METRICS , NATURAL LANGUAGE , MODELS , AUTOMATION , SYMPOSIA , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Voice Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE