This team will work on three applications.
One is under development by DoIT that needs to be improved.
The second is a new application that is required for corpus collection.
The third, an absentee sytem, was initially developed by last year's team and
it needs to be improved and possibly deployed to the DoIT hardware.
Pace University White Pages
DoIT currently has a Pace University White Pages application running
on hardware donated by Ascent Technologies, try 914-944-2960.
However, this system needs work to perfect the directory
and to add yellow pages.
For the directory, the interaction dialogue and the pronunciation
of names need to be improved, and nick names might also be added.
This team will work with DoIT to improve this system.
Corpus Collection Application
Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems require sizable speech
corpora for language training and testing.
This application system will be simple yet flexible
and able to record a large multilingual corpus of telephone speech
for research in speech recognition.
The system will contain two modules: one for speech data acquisition
and one for data verification.
Your contact for this application is Dr. Jonathan Law.
Last year a VoiceXML Absentee Application was developed
for students to report their absences.
A better use of such a system would be for
the university staff and employees to report their absences,
e.g., "Pace University Employee Absentee System."
Employees who are sick, or for other reasons will not be going to work,
call the VoiceXML number and are led through
an automated dialog that records the pertinent information
and stores it in a database.
The employer can access this information through
a Web interface. Other systems needing the information,
such as payroll, could also access the database.
With potential for any reasonably-sized organization,
this application could be developed into a commercial product
by those with an entrepreneurial inclination.
Although the student absentee system was implemented on the TellMe
voice portal, Pace University's DoIT now has an Ascent Technology
VoiceXML hardware system for hosting applications.
For this application, the team will develop the
Pace University Employee Absentee System and port it
to that hardware under the direction of DoIT.
As a minumum, the absentee system must be kept running on TellMe to record
student absences in CS615 and CS616.