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The Implementation of a Vocabulary and Grammar for an Open-Source Speech-Recognition Programming Platform

Jean Karlo Rodriguez-Cartagena, Andrea Claudio-Palacios, Natalia Pacheck-Tallaj, Valerie González-Santiago and Patricia Ordóñez-Franco

The 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - Posters and Demos (ASSETS 2015)
Lisbon, Portugal, October 26-28, 2015


Speech recognition software technology provides people with limited hand mobility or visual impairments the opportunity to work with computers through an alternative approach. However, when it comes to programming, voice recognition systems leave much to be desired. To tackle this problem, we have developed a generic vocabulary and grammar to help a user to program by voice in any C-based language. With the purpose of validating the aforementioned vocabulary and grammar, receiving feedback from the programming community and determining future features for enhancement, we administered a survey and distributed it among faculty members and advanced computer science and engineering students. Our objective is to create an assistive technology tool that will serve the community with limited hand mobility or visual impairments yet be accepted and embraced as the spoken programming language and model of choice for implementation.

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