Interactive Speech Technology: Human Factors Issues in the Application of Speech Input-Output to Computers

Interactive Speech Technology: Human Factors Issues in the Application of Speech Input-Output to Computers

by Chris Baber
     
 

Conversations with computers may be the stuff of science fiction for the time being, but the past decade has witnessed a tremendous growth in speech-based interactive technologies, stimulated by the vastly increased processing power of computers, and by a sustained effort by the speech research community. This important and timely book brings together state-of-the-art… See more details below

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Conversations with computers may be the stuff of science fiction for the time being, but the past decade has witnessed a tremendous growth in speech-based interactive technologies, stimulated by the vastly increased processing power of computers, and by a sustained effort by the speech research community. This important and timely book brings together state-of-the-art expert knowledge in automatic speech recognition and speech synthesis. It focuses on three central themes: recognition, production and dialogue. It covers design and evaluation, error correction, feedback, and the use of speech technology with other I/O media - keyboard, mouse, touchscreen, etc. It argues that whilst the application of speech technology is currently not ubiquitous, this situation would alter radically with ergonomics and human factors interventions, so developing strategies by which speech technology could be made truly interactive.

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Deals with the computer generation of synthetic speech and the computer recognition of human speech, the two quite different technologies required for humans and computers to speak to each other. Speech is the most efficient mode of communication, but human/computer conversations are not yet practical. Scholars of communication, psychology, and computer science discuss design and evaluation, error correction, feedback, and the use of speech technology with other I/O media. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780748401277
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/11/1993
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.68(d)

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