The Role of Voice in Human-Machine Communication


Cohen, P. R., & Oviatt, S. L. (1994). The role of voice in human-machine communication (pp. 34-75). Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International.


Optimism is growing that the near future will witness rapid growth in human-computer interaction using voice. System prototypes have recently been built that demonstrate speaker-independent real-time speech recognition and understanding of naturally spoken utterances moderately sized vocabularies, and larger-vocabulary speech recognition systems are on the horizon. This chapter reviews application areas in which spoken interaction may play a significant role, assesses potential benefits of spoken interaction with machines, and attempts to compare voice with alternative and complementary modalities of human-computer interaction.

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