Course Description

Developing Speech Grammars: Speak Freely

SpeakFreely technology delivers accurate recognition results from natural language, open-ended prompts. This course explains the SpeakFreely technology for Nuance Recognizer 9 and describes situations where a SpeakFreely grammar offers the best solution for directing caller inquiries. The course walks through the development of a SpeakFreely grammar, including designing an open-ended question, collecting and labeling data, creating training files, testing and tuning statistical language models, and statistical semantic models, and generating a confidence engine.

This course is a three-session web-based course with homework. Please contact Nuance Speech University for details.

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:
  • Describe SpeakFreely’s role in a speech application
  • List types of applications that can use SpeakFreely
  • Explain the components of a SpeakFreely grammar
  • Describe the SpeakFreely data collection process
  • Explain the role and importance of labeling
  • Prepare data for SpeakFreely
  • Build SpeakFreely training Files
  • Write a SpeakFreely wrapper grammar
  • Train a SpeakFreely confidence engine
  • Test a SpeakFreely grammar using Nuance Recognizer Tools
  • Grammar Writers
  • Speech scientists
  1. SpeakFreely Overview
    • What is SpeakFreely?
    • When to use SpeakFreely
    • Components of SpeakFreely
  2. Technology Review
    • XML Grammar Syntax
    • ECMAScript
  3. SpeakFreely Data Collection
    • Determining Categories
    • Designing the Question
    • Collecting Data
  4. Data labeling Process
    • Transcribing the Data
    • Sanitizing the Data
    • Labeling Data
  5. Generating the SpeakFreely Grammar
    • The Training-Data Files
    • Using Subgrammars
    • Wrapper Grammar
    • Confidence Engine
  6. Testing and Tuning
    • Accuracy in Automatic Labeling
    • Accuracy in Speech Recognition
  • Introduction to Speech Recognition
  • XML Grammar Fundamentals
CoursePrice: 1350 USD For classes outside of North America, prices should be converted to Euros or British Pounds, when appropriate.
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3 Days
Package Information
Development: Speech Grammars  
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