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Executive Guide to Speech-Driven Computer Systems Malcolm McPherson

Executive Guide to Speech-Driven Computer Systems By Malcolm McPherson

Executive Guide to Speech-Driven Computer Systems by Malcolm McPherson


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A new generation of speech-driven personal computer systems promises to transform the business use of Information Technology.
Malcolm McPherson is one of the pioneers of this fast-moving field, and has been personally involved in the development of systems that have met business needs across many industrial sectors.

Executive Guide to Speech-Driven Computer Systems Summary

Executive Guide to Speech-Driven Computer Systems by Malcolm McPherson

A new generation of speech-driven personal computer systems promises to transform the business use of Information Technology. This is not merely a matter of discarding the keyboard, but of rethinking business processes to take advantage of the increased productivity that speech-driven systems can bring.
Malcolm McPherson is one of the pioneers of this fast-moving field, and has been personally involved in the development of systems that have met business needs across many industrial sectors.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- The Speech-Activation Market.- The Two-Finger Factor.- The Legal Factor.- The Pentium Factor.- The RSI Factor.- The Efficiency Factor.- The Hands-Free Factor.- The On-the-Move Factor.- Conclusion.- Introduction: Series Editor's Notes.- 2 The Future Office.- A Day at the Office in the Future.- The Future Office: Series Editor's Notes.- 3 How Speech Activation Works.- Simplistic Explanation.- Continuous Versus Discontinuous.- Speaker-Dependent Versus Speaker-Independent.- Small Vocabulary Versus Large Vocabulary.- Dalek Speak Versus Phrase Speak.- Conclusion.- How Speech Activation Works: Series Editor's Notes.- 4 Example Speech Packages.- Example Speech Packages: Series Editor's Notes.- 5 Case Studies.- Case Study 1: Director of International Interior Design Contractors Using CADSpeak for Windows.- Case Study 2: Senior Partner from Small London Solicitors Using DragonDictate Classic.- Case Study 3: RSI Sufferer Using Shakespeare DOS SpeechWriter.- Case Study 4: Partially Sighted Trust Manager from Large London Solicitors Using OfficeSpeak Lite.- Case Study 5: IT Coordinator from Major UK Bank Using the IBM PDS.- Case Studies: Series Editor's Notes.- 6 Products on the Market Now.- Very Large Vocabulary.- Large Vocabulary.- Medium Vocabulary.- Small Vocabulary.- Tiny Vocabulary.- Products on the Market Now: Series Editor's Notes.- 7 Research and Development in Speech.- Major Design Questions Facing Speech Recognition Engineers.- Microphone Technology.- Sound Card Technology.- Database Searching and Template Matching.- Speech Recognition Using Neural Networks.- The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Speech Systems.- Research and Development in Speech: Series Editor's Notes.- 8 Environmental Changes.- Medical Aspects of Speech Recognition.- Workplace Reorganization.- Environmental Changes: Series Editor's Notes.- 9 Conclusions.- Appendix: Messages for Executives.- Why Is Speech Technology Important?.- Why Is Speech Technology Important for Busy Executives Today?.- How Will Speech Technology Affect the Executive and the Organization?.- How Can Speech Technology Offer Competitive Advantage?.- What Are the Next Steps?.

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GOR004475039
9783540199113
354019911X
Executive Guide to Speech-Driven Computer Systems by Malcolm McPherson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
1995-09-15
113
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