Conversational Computer Systems

Diagram comparing the word boundary relationships among the similar utterances 'hurtful tanks,' 'heartfelt thanks,' 'her felt hankies,' and 'he artfully banks.'

In speech recognition, different sequences of words could match an utterance; each sequence implies different word boundaries in the input utterance. See chapter 7 in the course text for more details on this example. (Image by Christopher Schmandt.)

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MIT Course Number

MAS.632

As Taught In

Fall 2008

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This class explores interaction with mobile computing systems and telephones by voice, including speech synthesis, recognition, digital recording, and browsing recorded speech. Emphasis on human interface design issues and interaction techniques appropriate for cognitive requirements of speech. Topics include human speech production and perception, speech recognition and text-to-speech algorithms, telephone networks, and spatial and time-compressed listening. Extensive reading from current research literature.

Schmandt, Christopher. MAS.632 Conversational Computer Systems, Fall 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/media-arts-and-sciences/mas-632-conversational-computer-systems-fall-2008 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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