The paper deals with principles of electronic speech processing and their application in dialogue systems. Firstly the components of speech processing, namely speech recognition, voice store and forward and speech synthesis are discussed. Restrictions are summarized which are mainly caused by speech recognition and the quality of speech synthesis. Then general comments to dialogue systems, examples of application and experiences with existing dialogue systems are given. Finally, one system is presented and its hardware, user surface and the practical work with it are described.
Bibliographic reference. Fellbaum, Klaus / Heinstein, Rainer / Loebner, Helmut (1989): "Speech dialogue systems - state of the art and selected applications", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 1433-1436.