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Speech Technology Assessment for Multilingual Applications

Objective

The SAM A project is concerned with the continued development of methods, tools and databases to support performance assessment of speech input, speech output and interactive voice-based systems.

The establishment of robust protocols for assessment which properly address user and application needs are a primary goal of this project, closely linked with the objective of developing methods of assessment that are relevant to real-world applications where the effects of noise, acoustic environment and transmission distortions are significant factors.

The project will focus on two areas.

- assessment of speech input, output and speaker verification modules
- infrastructure and standardisation, addressing specifications for software, workstations, tools, data assembly and general dissemination.

SAM A takes as its baseline work performed in project 2589, SAM, which has already provided an important basis for European cooperation in assessment activities and resulted in a number of practical tools, test protocols and multilingual databases. The SAM A project aims to build upon this existing framework and to extend its scope by increasing the range of European languages considered to include Spanish, Portuguese and Greek. This will ensure a wider representation of European interests and promote greater international collaboration on assessment.

Coordinator

Logica Ltd
Address
64-68 Newman Street
W1A 4SE London
United Kingdom

Participants (14)

Association pour la Recherche et l'Enseignement en Communication
France
Address
46 Rue Barrault
75634 Paris
Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni SpA
Italy
Address
Via G. Reiss Romoli, 274
10148 Torino
Defence Research Agency (DRA)
United Kingdom
Address
St Andrews Road
WR14 3PS Malvern
Fondazione "Ugo Bordoni"
Italy
Address
Via Baldassarre Castiglione 59
00142 Roma
INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES
Portugal
Address
Apartado 10105, Rua Alves Redol, 9
1017 Lisboa
Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble
France
Address
46 Avenue Félix Viallet
38031 Grenoble
JUTLAND TELEPHONE (JTAS)
Denmark
Address
Sletvej, 30
8310 Aarhus-tranbjerg J
National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
United Kingdom
Address
Queen's Road
TW11 0LW Teddington
RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitätsstraße 150
44780 Bochum
TELEVERKET
Sweden
Address
Maerbackagatan, 11
12386 Farsta
TNO-INST.OF APPLIED COMPUTER SCIENCE
Netherlands
Address
Leeghwaterstraat 5, 29
2600 AA Delft
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Av. Gregorio Maranon
08028 Barcelona
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address

Patras
Vecsys
France
Address
Le Chêne Fond
91570 Bièvres