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

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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...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748401277
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 11/11/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
1 Developing interactive speech technology 1
2 Speech output 19
3 Voice output for human-machine interaction 25
4 Interactive speech in computer-aided learning 37
5 Speech-based alarm displays 45
6 Speech input 57
7 Speech as an interface medium: how can it best be used? 59
8 Automatic speech recognition and mobile radio 73
9 Is control by voice the right answer for the avionics environment? 85
10 Listening typewriters in use: some practical studies 99
11 Voice as a medium for document annotation 109
12 Considering feedback and error correction 119
13 Feedback in automatic speech recognition: who is saying what and to whom? 121
14 Comparing error correction strategies in speech recognition systems 131
15 Data-entry by voice: facilitating correction of misrecognitions 137
16 Design and evaluating interactive speech technology 147
17 Assessing the quality of synthetic speech 149
18 Evaluation and prototyping for voice applications 157
19 Intelligent dialogues in automated telephone services 167
20 Design guidelines for using speech in interactive multimedia systems 177
21 Speech technology in the future 189
Index 209
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