My name is Georgiana Chelu and this summer I am working at CMU Sphinx.
CMU Sphinx is a great open source toolkit that uses speech recognition. The idea of controlling a device with your own voice is pretty amazing! I was very excited to find out that I will work on this project.
The process behind voice recognition is quite complex and you need time to get familiar with lots of new concept. In the first two weeks we had to read the documentation and understand the code, little by little.
An important step before starting to code is to create a setup, where you can test all your file modifications. You will write code easier and prevent most of the bugs. I’ve created a setup that gets us accuracy numbers, the adaptation matrix and other important information. We work with a lot of data, especially sound records. So, I wrote it some bash scripts that make the setup easier to use.
Now, I am ready to move to the next step: writing the actual code of the new feature!