Title

Balancing Limited Resources For Speech Transcription On Mobile Devices

Presenter Information

Joseph Kurtz

Department

Computer Science

Major

Computer Science

Research Advisor

Tauritz, Daniel R.

Advisor's Department

Computer Science

Funding Source

Missouri S&T Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) Program

Abstract

Recently there has been an increase in decentralized teams due to globalization and advances in mobile technology. Distributed teams communicating via a mobile platform cause a tremendous increase in wireless communication, and in order for this to be managed it is critical to avoid unnecessary bandwidth use. However, mobile clients often lack in processing power and battery life when handling speech data. Thus it is crucial to carefully balance client side processing versus server side processing. One option is sending a feed of the user's voice to a server where it is converted to text. Alternatively the mobile device can convert the user's speech to text and send that text to a server. Virtual facilitation software for distributed teams requires real time transcription of conversations. Results will be presented in regards to optimization of client versus server side transcription.

Biography

Joe transferred to the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics, and Computing after his sophomore year of high school. This program impacted his life immensely because it was the first time he was introduced to the discipline of computer science. When his professor showed the class how to make a very basic instant messaging program, he was hooked. After completing the Missouri Academy program, he enrolled at Missouri S&T, and joined the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He used this opportunity to advance his knowledge of computers by becoming the fraternity's website chair. He is now working for the Natural Computation Lab doing mobile development research.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

10 Apr 2012, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

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Balancing Limited Resources For Speech Transcription On Mobile Devices

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Recently there has been an increase in decentralized teams due to globalization and advances in mobile technology. Distributed teams communicating via a mobile platform cause a tremendous increase in wireless communication, and in order for this to be managed it is critical to avoid unnecessary bandwidth use. However, mobile clients often lack in processing power and battery life when handling speech data. Thus it is crucial to carefully balance client side processing versus server side processing. One option is sending a feed of the user's voice to a server where it is converted to text. Alternatively the mobile device can convert the user's speech to text and send that text to a server. Virtual facilitation software for distributed teams requires real time transcription of conversations. Results will be presented in regards to optimization of client versus server side transcription.