Walker, D. E. (1976). Speech understanding through syntactic and semantic analysis. IEEE Transactions on Computers, 25(04), 432-439.
Stanford Research Institute is participating in a major program of research on the analysis of continuous speech by computer. The goal is the development of a speech understanding system capable of engaging a human operator in a natural conversation about a specific problem domain. The approach being taken is distinctive in the extent to which it depends on syntactic and semantic processing to guide the acoustic analysis. This paper provides a description of the first version of the system, emphasizing the kinds of information that need to be added to effective results.