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Communication aid
User: Robin
Date: 3/13/2008 1:20 pm
Views: 8286
Rating: 35

People with a hearing impairment have a hard time taking part in conversations with other people with good ears. As a rule most people are not abble to use sign language. Also people with severe hearing problems often aren't good at using proper intonation due to a lack of significant feedback. This results in strongly diminished potential to take part in e.g. round table discussions.

In theory speech technology can solve these issues. The perfect program would offer the following:

  • the use of speech recognition to convert the speech of the discussion partners into text;
  • voice recognition to sort the text per speaker in group discussions and
  • text to speech to reply using a keyboard or any other text input device

The speech recognition part should be aware of the speech synthesis part.

It would not be realistic to think that this can be accomplished by one student in one smmer, but it might be interesting to create a small part of it.

Does open source voice recognition even exist?

Anyway enough challenges in just one 'little' application.

Robin 

Re: Communication aid
User: kmaclean
Date: 3/14/2008 8:23 pm
Views: 263
Rating: 31

Hi Robin,

>Does open source voice recognition even exist?

There are a couple listed on the VoxForge Development Wiki Speaker Verification page.

Ken 

Re: Communication aid
User: nsh
Date: 3/15/2008 2:14 am
Views: 272
Rating: 35

The amount of voxforge wiki's makes it hard to search information  in it. Also it's still using old logo. About speech verification, the most advanced project is Alize:

http://old.lia.univ-avignon.fr/heberges/ALIZE/#aboutAlize 

Link to download ALIZE:

  http://old.lia.univ-avignon.fr/heberges/ALIZE/Doc/LIA_SpkDet_V2.tar.gz

 http://old.lia.univ-avignon.fr/heberges/ALIZE/Doc/alize_v1.21.tar.gz

Re: Communication aid
User: Robin
Date: 3/15/2008 5:33 am
Views: 255
Rating: 30
Ah, the open source world never seizes to amaze me...!
Re: Communication aid
User: kmaclean
Date: 3/15/2008 7:46 am
Views: 1527
Rating: 29

>Also it's still using old logo.

I still kind of like the old logo, and figured it would be OK for the Trac dev wiki  .... :)

Ken 

Re: Communication aid
User: Rob
Date: 11/1/2012 7:47 pm
Views: 215
Rating: 9

I know I'm commenting 4 years later, but in that space of time the Alize software has gone offline.  The links are no good, and I can find no other place to download it.  

If you still have a copy downloaded, would you upload it somewhere and share the link?  That would be tremendous.  

I'm a student trying to learn about this sort of thing.  Thanks!

Re: Communication aid
User: nsh
Date: 11/2/2012 7:02 am
Views: 163
Rating: 9

It's still online. The resource is here:

http://mistral.univ-avignon.fr/download_en.html

Re: Communication aid
User: Rob
Date: 11/2/2012 2:03 pm
Views: 2606
Rating: 9

Thanks!

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