Accession Number:

ADA456834

Title:

Pocketsphinx: A Free, Real-Time Continuous Speech Recognition System for Hand-Held Devices

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES INST

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The availability of real-time continuous speech recognition on mobile and embedded devices has opened up a wide range of research opportunities in human-computer interactive applications. Unfortunately, most of the work in this area to date has been confined to proprietary software, or has focused on limited domains with constrained grammars. In this paper, we present a preliminary case study on the porting and optimization of CMU SPHINX-II, a popular open source large vocabulary continuous speech recognition LVCSR system, to hand-held devices. The resulting system operates in an average 0.87 times real-time on a 206MHz device, 8.03 times faster than the baseline system. To our knowledge, this is the first hand-held LVCSR system available under an open-source license.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE