SPICE: Speech Processing Interactive Creation and Evaluation Toolkit
Speech technology potentially allows everyone to participate in today's information revolution and can bridge the language barrier gap. Unfortunately, construction of speech processing systems requires significant financial and human resources. This project aims to overcome both limitations by providing innovative methods and tools for naive users to develop speech processing models, collect appropriate data to build these models and evaluate the results allowing iterative improvements. By integrating speech recognition and synthesis technologies into an interactive language creation and evaluation toolkit for unskilled users, speech system generation will be revolutionized. Data and components for new languages will become available to everyone, improving the mutual understanding and educational and cultural exchange between the US and other countries.