Accession Number : ADA510391


Title :   Speech Processing in Realistic Battlefield Environments (Le Traitement de la Parole en Environnement de Combat Realiste)


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA510391


Report Date : APR 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : Communications, command and control, intelligence, and training systems are more and more making use of speech technology components: i.e., speech coders, voice controlled C2 systems, speaker and language recognition, and automated training suites. Interoperability of these systems is not a simple standardization problem as the speech of each individual user is an uncontrolled variable such as non-native speakers using, in addition to their own language, an official NATO language. For multi-national military operations, this may cause a reduced performance or even cause malfunction of an action. Standardized assessment methods and specifications both for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and for development of new technology are required. The work was separated into four tasks: 1) Collect native and non-native unclassified and classified speech communications from training exercises and actual operations; 2) Produce annotated database(s) that might be used beyond the confines of the Task Group; 3) Assess effects on performance of recognisers and communication equipment; and 4) Relate derived results to military applications. In this report the results of the study are presented.


Descriptors :   *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , WARFARE , AUTOMATION , TRAINING , BATTLEFIELDS , INTEROPERABILITY , PROCESSING , COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT , REDUCTION , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , STANDARDIZATION , LANGUAGE , RECOGNITION , SPEECH , CODERS , NATO , METHODOLOGY


Subject Categories : VOICE COMMUNICATIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE