Speech technology in real world environment: Early results from a long term study

Jinjuan Feng, Shaojian Zhu, Ruimin Hu, Andrew Sears

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Abstract

Existing knowledge on how people use speech-based technologies in realistic settings is limited. We are conducting a longitudinal field study, spanning six months, to investigate how users with no physical impairments and users with upper body physical impairments use speech technologies when interacting with computers in their home environment. Digital data logs, time diaries, and interviews are being used to record the types of applications used, frequency of use of each application, and difficulties experienced as well as subjective data regarding the usage experience. While confirming many expectations, initial results have provided several unexpected insights including a preference to use speech for navigation instead of dictation tasks, and the use of speech technology for programming and games.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASSETS'08
Subtitle of host publication10th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Pages233-234
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event10th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'08 - Halifax, NS, Canada
Duration: Oct 13 2008Oct 15 2008

Publication series

NameASSETS'08: The 10th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Other

Other10th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'08
CountryCanada
CityHalifax, NS
Period10/13/0810/15/08

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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Feng, J., Zhu, S., Hu, R., & Sears, A. (2008). Speech technology in real world environment: Early results from a long term study. In ASSETS'08: 10th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 233-234). (ASSETS'08: The 10th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility). https://doi.org/10.1145/1414471.1414514