Real-time, speaker-independent automatic speech recognition was a focus of Microsoft Research, and the result produced the Deep-Neural-Network Speech Recognition based MAVIS. MAVIS (Microsoft Audio Video Indexing Service) indexes audio and video content and then allows users to search for a particular word or phrase across the entire content.

This interesting information was found on Crazy Engineers in their article, “MAVIS Upgrade Gets Deep-Neural-Network Speech Recognition.” MAVIS is being updated with the concepts and algorithms of Deep-Neural-Network Speech Recognition. This is the first time any organization has released a deep-neural-networks (DNN)-based speech-recognition algorithm in a commercial product.

This venture into phonetic indexing and search technology is very intriguing. Some might even consider it a breakthrough technology. It will certainly be interesting to see how it advances.

Melody K. Smith

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