Accession Number:

ADA029368

Title:

Speech Understanding Systems

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly technical progress rept no. 7, 1 May-31 Jul 1976

Corporate Author:

BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This report describes recent progress of the BBN Speech Understanding Systems project covering the period from May 1976 to July 1976. The BBN Speech Understanding project is an effort to develop a continuous speech understanding system which uses syntactic, semantic and pragmatic support from higher level linguistic knowledge sources to compensate for the inherent acoustic indeterminacies in continuous spoken utterances. These knowledge sources are integrated with sophisticated signal processing and acoustic-phonetic analysis of the input signal, to produce a total system for understanding continuous speech. The system contains components for signal analysis acoustic parameter extraction acoustic-phonetic analysis of the signal phonological expansion of the lexicon lexical matching and retrieval syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic analysis and prediction and inferential fact retrieval and question answering, as well as synthesized text or spoken output.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE