Use of speech technology in real life environment

Ruimin Hu, Shaojian Zhu, Jinjuan Feng, Andrew Sears

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Abstract

This paper reports results from two six-month field studies investigating the use of speech-based interactions in real world environments. The first study focused on the use of speech-based dictation/word processing tasks that allow users to generate text such as reports or emails. The second study took a broader view and examined two types of interactions: speech-based dictation for word processing and speech-based command and control supporting interactions with the graphical user interface. The results suggest that user requirements for speech-based interactions have evolved as the technology matured to include better support for formatting text documents as well as more effective support for other applications. While significant research has focused on the use of speech recognition to generate text, our participants spent substantially more time using speech recognition for other, often unexpected tasks such as instant messaging and web browsing. The use of speech recognition to support informal communication is particularly interesting as accuracy may be less critical in this context. Further research is needed to address these emerging requirements for speech technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Services - 6th International Conference, UAHCI 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Pages62-71
Number of pages10
EditionPART 4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 19 2011
Event6th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2011Jul 14 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume6768 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/9/117/14/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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