14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

The MUTE Silent Speech Recognition System

Geoffrey S. Meltzner (1), James T. Heaton (2), Yunbin Deng (1)

(1) BAE Systems Inc., USA
(2) Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

sEMG based silent speech recognition has become a desirable communication modality because it has the potential to provide natural, covert, hands-free communication in acoustically challenging environments. To enable this capability, we have developed a portable, self-contained, Android based Mouthed-speech Understanding and Transcription Engine (MUTE) system. To demonstrate the MUTE system's ability to recognize a continuous vocabulary of 210 words we propose to conduct map task based demonstration, in which a MUTE user guides a "listener" around a schematized map. The listener draws out a map based on the received instructions; a comparison of the original and drawn map then illustrates the MUTE system's recognition performance.

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Bibliographic reference.  Meltzner, Geoffrey S. / Heaton, James T. / Deng, Yunbin (2013): "The MUTE silent speech recognition system", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 761-763.