LAUNCHES RESEARCH INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE
SPEECH RECOGNITION VIA NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING
the Misrecognition Gap" Program to Analyze Ways Speech
Recognition Can Help Humans and Computers Interact More Naturally
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (December 17, 2001) - Brainhat
LLC today announced progress in improving speech recognition
via natural language processing (NLP).
Through Brainhat's Narrowing the Misrecognition Gap program,
the company seeks to aggressively improve speech recognition
by expanding beyond basic capabilities through effective uses
of NLP and deep natural language understanding.
"We often talk about natural language processing and
speech recognition in separate breaths, but the reality is
that they are part and parcel to the same challenge,"
said Brainhat President Kevin Dowd. "For speech recognition
to approach Hollywood proportions-or even to meet today's
expectations-requires an appreciation for the deep underlying
meanings and implications of the spoken word that can only
come from a knowledge-based computing environment. Our new
research program attempts to delve into a deeper understanding
of knowledge-based computing, resulting in what we foresee
will be a transformation of speech recognition as we now know
it." Dowd continued, "We are applying knowledge
of the conversation in progress to reign in the universe of
possible interpretations of what the user may have said. The
Brainhat technology can recognize a good candidate from a
field of candidates, or ask for clarification if none seems
Specifically, Brainhat's efforts introduce the Brainhat operating
system as the missing shim between automatic speech recognition
and back-end applications. The work promises to make dialog
between users and computers more natural and expressive with
opportunities for mixed initiative exchanges.
Brainhat Corporation is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge-based,
natural language computing that allows humans and machines
to interact in a more natural manner. Its Brainhat operating
system provides the first platform to bring natural language
programming and a natural language interface to commercial
markets. The privately held company is located in East Hartford,
For more information and online demos, visit www.brainhat.com.