Project Team:
Waseem Daher, Jose Espinosa, Alex Faaborg, Henry Lieberman


Demo (Windows Media, 17 MB)
Screen Capture (Windows Media, 2 MB)

Presentation (PowerPoint)

How to Wreck a Nice Beach You Sing Calm Incense. International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2005. (PDF)


Current voice recognition software relies on statistical techniques to determine which words a user has said. In this project we are attempting to leverage the semantic context of what the user has previously said to improve future predictions. We are using ConceptNet, a semantic network created from the Open Mind Common Sense knowledge base to disambiguate phonetically similar words and improve overall recognition accuracy.

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