EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
An historic tension exists between science and technology with respect to spoken language. Over the coming decades this tension is likely to dissolve into a collaborative relationship melding linguistic knowledge with machine-learning and statistical methods as a means of developing mature science and technology pertaining to human-machine communication. In the process many mysteries surrounding the form and substance of spoken language are likely to be solved through the concerted efforts of scientists and engineers focused on the creation of "flawless" speech technology.
Bibliographic reference. Greenberg, Steven (2001): "From here to utility - melding phonetic insight with speech technology", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 2485-2488.