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Cost-effective, Multilingual, Privacy-driven voice-enabled Services

Objective

Besides visual and tactile, the Next Generation Internet will rely more and more on voice interaction. This technology requires huge amounts of speech and language data in every language to reach state-of-the-art performance. The standard today is to store the voices of end users in the cloud and label them manually. This approach raises critical privacy concerns, it limits the number of deployed languages, and it has led to market and data concentration in the hands of big non-European companies such as Google, Facebook, etc.

COMPRISE defines a fully private-by-design methodology and tools that will reduce the cost and increase the inclusiveness of voice interaction technology through research advances on privacy-driven data transformations, personalised learning, automatic labelling, and integrated translation. This leads to a holistic easy-to-use software development kit interoperating with a cloud-based resource platform. The sustainability of this new ecosystem will be demonstrated for three sectors with high commercial impact: smart consumer apps, e-commerce, and e-health.

COMPRISE will address the mission-oriented challenges of privacy-by-design, inclusiveness, and cost-effectiveness in a sector-agnostic way; allow virtually unlimited collection of real-life non-private quality speech and language data; enable businesses in the Digital Single Market to quickly develop multilingual voice-enabled services in many languages; allow all citizens to transparently access contents and services available in other languages by voice interaction in their own language; result in cost savings for both technology providers and users.

COMPRISE will find application in many sectors beyond those demonstrated, e.g., e-government, e-justice, e-learning, tourism, culture, media, etc. It will have a huge societal impact in terms of unprecedented verifiable privacy guarantees, service to speakers of under-resourced languages or accented speakers, and overall user experience.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/health care services/ehealth
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 881 740

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 608 101
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NETFECTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
France
EU contribution
€ 400 875
Address
6-8 Avenue De Verdun 1916
92250 La Garenne Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASCORA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 543 050
Address
Birkenallee 43
27777 Ganderkesee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TILDE SIA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 561 000
Address
Vienibas Gatve 75 A
1004 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROOTER ANALYSIS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 206 250
Address
Calle Sepulveda 15
28100 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)