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Speech Technology at Work

  • Jack Hollingum
  • Graham Cassford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jack Hollingum, Graham Cassford
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jack Hollingum, Graham Cassford
    Pages 13-23
  4. Jack Hollingum, Graham Cassford
    Pages 25-36
  5. Jack Hollingum, Graham Cassford
    Pages 37-63
  6. Jack Hollingum, Graham Cassford
    Pages 65-75
  7. Jack Hollingum, Graham Cassford
    Pages 77-84
  8. Jack Hollingum, Graham Cassford
    Pages 85-123
  9. Jack Hollingum, Graham Cassford
    Pages 125-137
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 139-158

About this book

Introduction

Speech technology - the use of speech as a means of sending information to, and receiving information from computer systems­ has been in use as a research tool for many years. Only recently has it begun to move out of the laboratory and into commercially worthwhile applications, first with compressed and synthesised spoken messages, then with computer recognition of spoken messages, and today with diverse applications involving both recognition and reproduction of human speech. We have written this book because we believe the technology has now advanced to the point where many more applications of voice recognition and response are both feasible and economically attractive. Computers that can understand everyday speech are still a distant prospect, but provided the limitations of present day equipment are clearly understood there is much that can be achieved with it. Our aim is to show, in non-technical language, what is now possible with the help of speech technology. The text includes many examples of current applications in industry, commerce and other fields, and we have selected five current industrial applications combining speech recognition and response for more detailed attention. Industrial cases have been chosen both because we see industry as an important growth area for speech applications in the next few years, and because it presents some of the greatest difficulties in speech recognition - if you can make it work in industry, then you can make it work almost anywhere.

Keywords

cognition engine future human factors industry language manufacturing service speech recognition technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Jack Hollingum
    • 1
  • Graham Cassford
    • 2
  1. 1.IFS (Publications) LtdKempston, BedfordUK
  2. 2.Logica Energy & Industry Systems LtdLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-13012-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-13014-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-13012-4
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