Fon is an award-winning analysis software that has been used by tens of thousands of language experts around the world to identify patterns and relationships among languages. Fon provides users with the opportunity to create and store custom spectrogram visualizations or generate new custom visualizations based on a large number of input fields. These tools have revolutionized how language researchers analyze languages by allowing them to examine the relationship between words, sounds, and meanings. This ability has given linguists unprecedented access to the structure of languages. Fon allows users to specify the number of time points at which a word occurs, and automatically creates a spectrum with the associated label. Users can also select the kind of relationship they are interested in (e.g., absolute or relative) and browse through the spectrogram to determine the probability distribution of the word's shape, location in the vocabulary, and shape of its occurrence in the phrase.
In addition to providing high-quality visualizations of speech patterns, Fon provides users with a powerful speech analysis capability. Speech recognition tools such as Fon provide an expressive and precise way to identify speech patterns and relationships, and it provides a strong platform for speech recognition research. Several models of speech recognition have been developed using Fon. The Fon project has seen tremendous growth due to the efforts of thousands of linguists worldwide.
Fon provides the capability to scan hundreds of billions of phrases per day. The technology behind this breakthrough is based on the extract and recognize method. When the user types a text into the text box, Praat's speech recognition engine quickly scans the text and looks for words that are grammatically correct, but are misspelled or appear poorly written. The extracted words are then fed into a speech recognition neural network (RNN), which refers to a pair of pre-trained Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), to find similarities in the extracted phrase and create a strong association.