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Orsay - March 03, 2019

The MEVAC project

In the context of the MEVAC project, Vocapia in partnership with LIMSI, will study solutions to monitor vocal exchanges in the cockpit of fighter planes. The goal is to develop automatic monitoring that can be used both under operational conditions as well as on simulators in order to detect critical situations during missions and for post-mission debriefing. Speech recognition systems for in-flight use currently target the recognition of a limited number of spoken commands. The ambition of the MEVAC project is to process all cockpit communications, be it between the pilot and co-pilot or with ground control, taking into account the specific constraints and conditions of fighter planes. Flighter plane cockpit conversations are very challenging for automatic systems accumulating the challenges posed by different variations simultaneously, including: noisy communication channels, distortions, voice affected by stress, speech spoken with different accents, including non-native, multiple languages. The communications are also quite difficult for untrained humans to understand. Advanced machine learning techniques will be explored, building upon existing methods and maintaining a close interaction with users in order to propose solutions that address their real needs.

About Vocapia Research

Vocapia Research, founded in July 2000, is an R&D company and software publisher developing and providing leading edge speech technologies and solutions for many languages, including most major European Union languages as well as Arabic, Mandarin, and Russian. The Vocapia Research VoxSigma® software suite uses advanced language technologies such as language identification, speech recognition, and speaker identification to transform raw audio and audiovisual data into structured and searchable XML documents. This technology relies on over 25 years of research at LIMSI-CNRS, with which there is a priviledged partnership. Joint systems developed with LIMSI have achieved top ranks in national and international challenges of speech-to-text transcription. The most common applications of the VoxSigma software suite are audio and audiovisual data mining (broadcast data, podcasts, call center data), media monitoring, and media asset management. Vocapia Research is located in the scientific pole of the Saclay Plateau, France. Readers who wish to get more information about Vocapia Research are invited to check out the Vocapia Research website or use the contact information page http://www.vocapia.com/contact.


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