We are happy to announce a list of students which will participate in Google Summer Of Code 2012 project with CMUSphinx organization:
Letter to Phoneme Conversion in sphinx4
Currently sphinx4 can only work with predefined dictionary. It's possible to build phonetic dictionary automatically but it requires both application of machine learning for training and development of decoder module as well as testing. Various language modules needs to be trained as well. This work will be implement letter to sound rules with OpenFST in sphinx4.
Student John Salatas
Implement the simple reading and pronunciation learning system
Semantic language model
Current language models are very basic that means they don't really understand what's transcribed. That affects error rate. Create a decoder over the lattices that will select semantically correct path and create a perfectly readable result.
Postprocessing punctuation and capitalization framework
Create language-independent postprocessing framework that will turn ASR results into something readable with punctuation, abbreviations and capitalization.
Web Data Collection For Language Modeling
Write a crawler which can collect text data for language model training on certain topic
We expect great features implemented this summer. Please stay tuned, the news will appear here.