First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Issues Concerning Voice Input Applications

Tsuneo Nitta, Nobuo Sugi

Information & Communication Systems Laboratory, TOSHIBA Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan

At present, many voice input systems are unable to consistently achieve accurate recognition in practical environments. This paper describes issues and some solutions concerning voice input applications from two different standpoints of a speech recognition researcher and an application designer. The authors point out that both the robustness in speech recognition and the well-designed user interface are particularly important for voice input applications to successfully incorporate speech recognition and to complete user's demands. Some practical applications, such as voice-activated telephones, ticket vending machines, and elevators, are also discussed, and two important items of the multimodality and well-designed prompts are emphasized.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nitta, Tsuneo / Sugi, Nobuo (1990): "Issues concerning voice input applications", In ICSLP-1990, 885-888.