ISCA Archive Interspeech 2012
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2012

The speech recognition virtual kitchen: an initial prototype

Florian Metze, Eric Fosler-Lussier

This paper describes a "kitchen" environment to promote community sharing of research techniques, foster innovative experimentation, and provide solid reference systems as a tool for education, research, and evaluation with a focus on, but not re- stricted to, speech and language research. The core of the research infrastructure is the use of virtual machines (VMs) that provide a consistent environment for experimentation. We liken the virtual machines to a "kitchen" because they provide the infrastructure into which one can install "appliances" (e.g., speech recognition toolkits), "recipes" (scripts for creating state-of-the art systems), and "ingredients" (language data). In this demo, we show an initial proposal for a community framework based on VM technology used for teaching classes at CMU and OSU.

Index Terms: speech recognition, virtualization, educational tools, research infrastructure

Cite as: Metze, F., Fosler-Lussier, E. (2012) The speech recognition virtual kitchen: an initial prototype. Proc. Interspeech 2012, 1872-1873

  author={Florian Metze and Eric Fosler-Lussier},
  title={{The speech recognition virtual kitchen: an initial prototype}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2012},