Speech-Understanding Systems The Communication Technology of Tomorrow?
This article will give an outline of the development of a technology which leads to a man-machine communication with natural language. Different applications and projects in the framework of speech processing are presented. A closer look at the SPICOS system (Siemens, Philips, IPO Continuous Speech Recognition and Understanding of fluently spoken language) shows the integration and use of higher, linguistic knowledge sources into the process of acoustic recognition of speech units.
KeywordsLanguage Model Speech Signal Semantic Network Dialogue System Continuous Speech
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