11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
September 26-30. 2010

Exploring Web-Browser Based Runtimes Engines for Creating Ubiquitous Speech Interfaces

Paul R. Dixon (1), Sadaoki Furui (2)

(1) National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
(2) Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

This paper describes an investigation into current browser based runtimes including Adobe’s Flash and Microsoft’s Silverlight as platforms for delivering web based speech interfaces. The key difference here is the browser plugin is used to perform all the computation without any server side processing. The first application is an HMM based text-to-speech engine running in the Adobe Flash plugin. The second application is a WFST based large vocabulary speech recognition decoder written in C# running inside the Silverlight plugin.

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Bibliographic reference.  Dixon, Paul R. / Furui, Sadaoki (2010): "Exploring web-browser based runtimes engines for creating ubiquitous speech interfaces", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 630-632.