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Author Rubin, David C. ♦ Rodman, Robert D. ♦ Heidlage, J. Francis ♦ Biermann, Alan W.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract A voice interactive natural language system, which allows users to solve problems with spoken English commands, has been constructed. The system utilizes a commercially available discrete speech recognizer which requires that each word be followed by approximately a 300 millisecond pause. In a test of the system, subjects were able to learn its use after about two hours of training. The system correctly processed about 77 percent of the over 6000 input sentences spoken in problem-solving sessions. Subjects spoke at the rate of about three sentences per minute and were able to effectively use the system to complete the given tasks. Subjects found the system relatively easy to learn and use, and gave a generally positive report of their experience.
Description Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Duke University, Durham, NC (Rubin, David C.; Heidlage, J. Francis) || Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. NC (Rodman, Robert D.) || Department of Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, NC (Biermann, Alan W.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 28
Issue Number 6
Page Count 9
Starting Page 628
Ending Page 636


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Source: ACM Digital Library