You would record an Ann and the Ann would be converted into a question and answer sequence. For example,
“What does this mean?” the Subject asks. The “Ann” will carry on capturing each word/phrase/sentence until the analysis is complete.
Questions like this are often difficult to answer using an Internet search. When you ask a question like “What does this mean?” on the web, most searches return thousands of responses with no way to know whether they are actually related to your topic or not.
With the Ann, however, you can record hundreds of answers without even having to know how the subject worded the question. This means that you don’t have to rely on experts’ words to figure out what a Subject asked. Instead, the Matlab program is responsible for interpreting the voice and converting the raw data into a format the Subject can understand.
The Ann has many applications, but its most useful one is in voice recognition. Here’s how it works:
Simply put, you import the raw voice data into Matlab. The voice capture data goes into a text box, and the program recognizes each word/phrase/sentence based on the context of the sentence. Now, for instance, if the Subject asks “What does this mean?” and the sentence begins with “This isit,” then you would have the program recognize the first word as the subject’s question and the second word as the subject’s answer, when in reality the sentence was actually “This is it.”
With this process, you can produce a sentence in your study that is completely independent of the context in which it was spoken. This enables you to establish a detailed analysis of the language without worrying about the grammatical details.
When using the Ann method, make sure that you capture enough data for it to properly learn the language. Your research may contain several languages and words, so make sure that you capture all the data. With too little data, the program will become confused and produce bad sounding sentences that are not representative of your questions.
In fact, if you were to record the sentences using a Matlab Expression Editor, then it would also be a waste of time trying to learn an unknown language. You can use the Expression Editor to record a series of sentences and then use the “ann” function to record the words/phrases/sentences you need. To get the most benefit from the Ann function, try recording sentences in English and then repeating them in a different language.
To help the program understand the sentences, record a phrase from each phrase using the Ann function. Use the phrase in the German language, and use it in the same way in Italian. Record the German sentence first, and then follow it up with the Italian one.
Once you have recorded two sentences in the different languages, translate them both into English using the Matlab Expression Editor. Afterwards, change the “Ann” function so that it recognizes German and Italian phrases as well as English ones.