Effective speech analytic technologies and voice-based communications services are critical for public safety responders, especially when their hands are preoccupied during an active response or when background noises reach levels that can render most digital speech assistants inoperable. In order to be effective, these technologies and services should be hands-free and be able to handle background noises and isolate important voices.
Following a pilot to improve speech analytic systems for public safety, the first speech analytics evaluation for the Open Speech Analytic Technologies Evaluation Series (OpenSAT19) was recently launched. This effort is supported with funding by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and spearheaded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
To test the efficacy of these technologies and services, this speech analytics evaluation will have three data domains with a variety of datasets, explained S&T’s Cuong Luu.