Voice Recognition Systems Toward a Universal Language

Carmen Díez-Carrera1, Carlos González-Ruiz1
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1Universidad Carlos 111 de Madrid

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Published Online: Jan 01, 2017


An analysis of the major achievements of the last quarter of a century (means of transport and of communication ,microelectronics ,the conquest of Space, the globalization of Society computer networks ,blocks of countries, the proliferation of International organisms and so on) would seem to suggest the need for a scientific study into the possibilities of a universal language. A real need exists, every day more pronounced and we consider that this is the right time for this investigation. As a part of this project a discussion of possible alternative solutions is proposed (the use of a multi-lingual approach, English, multilingual intercompression, an international auxiliary language, "manufactured" languages, automatic translation, natural language, among others). There is also a definition of the theoretical specifications which this language should meet, taking into account all the current needs and the sectors involved (voice recognition, automatic translation, operative systems, programming languages, documentation, simple cross-cultural learning). The idea is based on a dual focus: person-to-person communication and person-to-machine communication. In order to achieve this double objective we shall select a set of universal sounds and phonemes which are common and understood by all people. The selection of this set of universal sounds and phonemes will be such that it will be easy to undertake a spectral discrimination. The phonetic, lexical and grammatical organization of the language will be established according to distinct levels of difficulty. Written forms will be expressed making use of the most appropriate phonetic transcription in each language. Design and development will be based on the internet as a platform for investigation, cooperation and the consensus of hundreds of experts and a strategy is proposed for learning and spreading the language.

Keywords: voice recognition; automatic translation; universal language