The Use of Speech for Man-Computer Communication
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The report investigates the intrisic characteristics and associated attractive features and problem areas of speech as a man-computer communication channel. Speech is independent of the manual and visual channels normally used for communicating with computers it may permit simultaneous communication with both men and machines, and it can be used while the speaker is in motion, behind obstructions, and in total darkness. Any telephone instrument can become a computer terminal. Effective techniques for automatic speech recognition by computers are lacking. In a few years the results of current efforts in speech understanding research should make spoken communication with computers technically and economically feasible. The report discusses the general characteristics of man-computer tasks and interaction and the requirements these place on the application of speech understanding systems.
- Voice Communications