DHS S&T to Test Speech Analytic Platforms

Jeff Brody

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate has launched a program to assess speech analytic technologies. Facilitated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Open Speech Analytic Technologies Evaluation Series will enable the directorate to evaluate voice-based communications and analytics services through various datasets, DHS said Tuesday.

The technologies will perform speech recognition, activity detection, keyword searches and speech-to-text functions. In addition, DHS S&T will simulate various speech scenarios and extract online amateur videos in line with the evaluation.

“We expect that the findings from this evaluations series will help researchers to make advancements in this arena and ultimately assist the industry in making changes to improve technologies," said Cuong Luu, a program manager at DHS S&T.

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