DOI: 10.17586/2226-1494-2019-19-4-714-721


INTERACTION WITH INTERNET OF THINGS DEVICES BY VOICE CONTROL

V. N. Shmatkov, P. Bąkowski, D. S. Medvedev, S. V. Korzukhin, D. V. Golendukhin, S. F. Spynu, D. I. Mouromtsev


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Shmatkov V.N., Bąkowski P., Medvedev D.S., Korzukhin S.V., Golendukhin D.V., Spynu S.F., Mouromtsev D.I. Interaction with Internet of Things devices by voice control. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 2019, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 714–721 (in Russian).
doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2019-19-4-714-721


Abstract

Subject of Research. The paper considers actual popular voice assistants for voice control of Internet of Things devices, such as Google Cloud Speech-to-Text, Amazon Transcribe, IBM Speech-to-Text, Yandex SpeechKit. Their pros and cons are identified. Internet connection is necessary for operation of voice assistants aimed at data processing in the cloud and synchronization and control of user’s mobile devices. Voice assistants, which can operate without Internet connection, can have significant practical value. Method. Architectural model for on-site speech recognition (without the Internet) with the use of mobile devices is proposed. CMU Sphinx software is used as a base for spontaneous speech recognition system. The software uses both acoustic and speech models for spontaneous speech recognition and also translates voice commands into such ones that can be processed by the system based on OpenHab open platform for device control. The approaches to grammar and dictionary creation for speech recognition are proposed. Example of dictionary and grammar description for voice control of attached devices are given. In order to test the described approach, the demonstration stand was created based on single-board Raspberry Pi computer with OpenHab software installed. In addition, devices of the Internet of Things based on ESP8266 microcontroller were built. Main Results. Control of the Internet of Things devices and interaction with the server are implemented with the use of MQTT protocol. Testing of voice commands recognition is carried out. The possibility of practical application of the proposed approach to spontaneous speech recognition is shown. Practical Relevance. Proposed model describes and integrates into control system a significant part of the Internet of Things devices represented on market. By applying the model, it is possible to minimize or even remove the impact of external third-party services on working capacity of voice control system for the Internet of Things devices.


Keywords: human-computer interaction, IoT, Internet of Things, voice control, smart home, device control

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