CMU Sphinx is one of the most popular open source speech
recognition systems. It is currently used by researchers and
developers in many locations world-wide, including universities,
research institutions and in industry. CMU Sphinx's liberal license
terms has made it a significant member of the open source community
and has provided a low-cost way for companies to build businesses
around speech recognition.
The first SPUD workshop aims at bringing together CMU Sphinx users,
to report on applications, developments and experiments conducted
using the system. This workshop is intended to be an open forum that
will allow different user communities to become better acquainted with
each other and to share ideas. It is also an opportunity for the
community to help define the future evolution of CMU Sphinx.
We are planning a one-day workshop with a limited number of oral presentations, chosen for breadth and stimulation, held in an informal atmosphere that promotes discussion. We hope this workshop will expose participants to different perspectives and that this in turn will help foster new directions in research, suggest interesting variations on current approaches and lead to new applications.