Tailoring Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Voice Recognition Software for Handling Multiple Languages: An Experimental Study

Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Summer 2004

Project Description/Abstract

In this experimental study, we propose to investigate the role played by language typology in adapting commercial-off-the-shelf [COTS] speech-to-text software [STS] developed for one language belonging to a particular language group is capable of recognizing speech input provided by a language belonging to a different language group. Typical language groups include Indo-European, Dravidian, Semitic, Sino-Tibetan, alphabet-based, syllabary-based, etc. Studies by the author [1-3] and other researchers [4-6] have shown that the basic technique works for languages drawn from within the same language group; however, similar cross linguistic-group studies have not been conducted.

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