8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


An Integrated System for Smart-Home Control of Appliances Based on Remote Speech Interaction

Ilyas Potamitis, K. Georgila, Nikos Fakotakis, George Kokkinakis

University of Patras, Greece

We present an integrated system that uses speech as a natural input modality to provide user-friendly access to information and entertainment devices installed in a real home environment. The system is based on a combination of beamforming techniques and speech recognition. The general problem addressed in this work is that of hands-free speech recognition in a reverberant room where users walk while engaged in conversation in the presence of different types of house-specific noisy conditions (e.g. TV/radio broadcast, interfering speakers, ventilator/air-condition noise, etc.). The paper focuses on implementation details and practical considerations concerning the integration of diverse technologies into a working system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Potamitis, Ilyas / Georgila, K. / Fakotakis, Nikos / Kokkinakis, George (2003): "An integrated system for smart-home control of appliances based on remote speech interaction", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 2197-2200.