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accent
a way of speaking that is characteristic of a geographic region.
acoustic model
a set of mathematical formulas that analyzes human voice patterns and evaluates the probability of spoken words matching words in the speech recognition vocabulary.
automatic speech recognizer (ASR)
speech recognition software, sometimes called a speech engine, which listens to human speech and converts the spoken words to text.
carpal tunnel syndrome
painful, inflammatory condition that affects the carpal or wrist portion of the median nerve. often associated with repetitive actions such as typing. can be caused by physical trauma or hereditary conditions that inflame tendons around the nerve, disrupting hand function and resulting in numbness and pain.
continuous speech recognition (CSR)
speech recognitoin system that enables users to speak normally, pausing only to give commands and insert punctuation marks.
dictation mode
enables users to dictate text into a computer application.
discrete speech
speech recognition system that requires the user to pause momentarily between each word.
dragon
company, also known as dragon systems, that released the first continuous sppedch recoginition (CSR) product in 1997 with over 30,000 words in its speech dictionary. The product was called Naturally Speaking.
jargon
unique vocabulary including technical terms, slang, and phrases not used by the gerneral public. also called shop talk.
Language bar
speech recoginition or voice control center providing easy access to speech and handwriting recognition tools in microsoft office.
Lernout and hasupie
early leader in the development of speech recognition and translation software. PIonnerred many speech recognition technologies and translation tools with microsoft. pioneered natural language technology (NLT) commands in its voice xpress software
natural language technology (NLT)
commands that make speaking to a speech recognitoin system almost as natural as talking to a person
naturallyspeaking
first accurate, continuous speech recognition product with over 30,000 words in its speech dictionary.
new line command
ends the current line of text and moves the insertion point to the next line.
new paragraph command
ends a paragraph and moves teh insertion point to the next line. generally, there is more white space between paragraphs than between lines withing a paragraph.
phrase
group of words that express an idea.
profile
special file that collects data about a user's speech patterns. A user profile enables the speech recognition system to store speech patterns and vocabulary for individual speakers.
pronunciation
sound of words twhen they are spoken
repetitive strain injury(RSI)
condition, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. that cuases painful inflammation that affects parts of the body involved in repetitive actions such as typing.
say what you see
voice activated technology that enables users to access any function or command visible in a dialog box, menu bar, toolbar, or task pane.
scratch that
voice command that erases the last word or phrase dictated.
speech balloon
displays messages about the current status of the speech recognition software and warns users if the current speech is too loud or too soft for processing.
speech dictionary
contains words recognized by CSR software. speech dictionaries containing over 300,000 words are now common.
speech vocabulary
list of words a speech recognition program recognizes. only words in teh vocabulary can be displayed.
train
process in which a user reads a smaple script aloudm enabling the speech recognition system to record an individual's unique speech patternsm increasing the accuracy of the conversation from spoken words to the text.
USB
acronym for the universal serial bus, an interface connection to a personal computer. USB speech recognition headsets and microphones bypass the sound card and input speech more directly and with less distortion into a computer processor.
viavoice
continouous voice dictation software created by IBM
voice command mode
enables usres to give verbal commands to control menus and format documents in any microsoft office application.
voice xpress
speech recognition product created by lernout and hauspie. it pioneered many natural language technology or nlt commands.
xp/2003
microsoft's speech recognition product that is built into ms office xp or 2003