Development of Vocabulary for Demonstration of Speech Concatenation System.
Interim rept. Jan 76-Nov 77,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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The purpose of this report is to document the development of a full and comprehensive vocabulary of words and phrases predominately phrases, derived by message analysis of a large sample of verbal output from the New York City Pilots Automatic Telephone Weather Answering Service PATWAS. This vocabulary is developed to test and evaluate the capability of disseminating PATWAS messages by a prototype speech concatenation system being developed at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center NAFEC. One of the key objectives of the prototype model is to demonstrate the capability of disseminating PATWAS messages by the method of automatic message composition. In general, the aim is to provide a full and comprehensive vocabulary designed to include a message introduction, a winds aloft forecast, hourly observations, flight precautions, synopsis reports, terminal forecasts, route forecasts, and Notices to Airmen NOTAMs on a route-oriented basis. The vocabulary as contained in this report will be subject to test and evaluation with the objective of reducing the vocabulary size to the point where it is neither greater than nor less than what is required.
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