Speech recognition technology has made tremendous advances in the past few years. Applications like Apple’s Siri, Google Voice search, and improvements in desktop dictation systems such as Nuance’s Dragon, as well as voice-enabled customer self-service are continually raising awareness of speech as a mainstream technology. Consequently, entrepreneurs are coming up with many creative ideas about how speech can be used in applications, but how can they know if the application is within the capabilities of today's speech technology? We have a new free white paper that can help with this assessment.
Natural Language Processing Report
A report, "Natural Language Processing Tools" is now available from Conversational Technologies. This report describes the current state of the art in current natural language processing tools and systems. It focuses on commercial applications, but also includes information on research systems. Please contact us for further information.
“Standards for Multimodal Interaction”. In Handbook of Research on Multimodal Human Computer Interaction and Pervasive Services: Evolutionary Techniques for Improving Accessibility. Patrizia Grifoni, ed. IGI Global, May, 2009. More information.
(with Marcia C. Linebarger, and Rita S. Berndt) “Improving automatic speech recognition of aphasic speech through the use of a processing prosthesis”. Technology and Disability, Vol 20, no. 4, 2008, pp. 283-295.
This book is a collection of 10 papers describing the life cycle of spoken dialog systems from requirements definition through deployment, with an emphasis on the practical considerations that are needed to make these applications successful. It also offers a glimpse into the future by including two papers on systems that are still under development in research laboratories. Some of the specific topics treated are error handling, speaker authentication, tool selection, and the psychological bases of human-computer communication.
Applied Voice Input/Output Society (AVIOS) Association for Computational Linguistics Association for Computing Machinery Linguistic Society of America Midwest Speech Technology Association