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Voice Recognition
Richard L. Klevans
0890069271
October 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
This revised scholarly work on voice recognition technology outlines cutting-edge research in this exciting area of computer science. The book begins with a readable historical introduction to speech synthesis, speech recognition, and speaker classification. (According to the authors, Alexander Graham Bell was actually working on the problem of speech synthesis when he invented the telephone.)

Once the authors move on to their specialty, this text gets increasingly advanced, discussing the multitude of formulas and algorithms used in speech recognition. The writers clearly explain two important areas of recognizing speech, Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) and neural nets as applied to speech.

The latter part of the book presents the authors' own research in the field, which involves using the technology to identify...



The Art and Business of Speech Recognition
Blade Kotelly
0321154924
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Speech-recognition technology increasingly is being used in a variety of over-the-phone applications in the transportation, financial, telecommunications, and other industries. Most people by now have experienced at least one automated phone system, where questions are posed by a computer to callers seeking help or information, and the callers' spoken answers are understood and acted on by that computer. In the best cases, the computer even sounds human! Given the rapid emergence of these applications, the time seems right for a concise overview of the topic-;a guide for business managers looking for new and better ways to engage and service their customers, a resource for designers getting started with voice applications (or refreshing their current knowledge), a good read for anyone interested in this...


Voice Recognition with Software Applications, Student Text with CD-ROM
Lyn R. Clark
0078226414
December 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Voice Recognition with Software Applications 1e by Clark is a text-workbook that features voice recognition specific instructional materials that emphasize transcription procedures and techniques. Dictation instructional materials and exercises are included, along with editing and proofreading practices using voice recognition. Exercises on language principles, vocabulary, formatting, and English skills are provided for students to review or update their competency levels. The package includes the Student Edition with CD-ROM and the Instructor Annotated Edition with CD-ROM.


VoiceXML 2.0 Developer's Guide : Building Professional Voice-enabled Applications with JSP, ASP & Coldfusion
Dreamtech Software India, Dreamtech Inc
0072224584


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Book Description
Engineer your way to excellence! This professional resource explains in full detail how to build VoiceXML-based applications using real-world programs you can adapt for your own projects. The book includes three full-scale, enterprise-level applications complete with all source code.

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Your Definitive Professional Resource Develop real-world voice-based applications using this authoritative one-of-a-kind guide. Featuring in-depth coverage of both core and emerging topics within voice-enabled technology, this book explains everything from setting up a simple voice mail system to developing advanced multi-model voice applications using the newest Web telephony engine. You'll learn how to integrate VoiceXML with other key technologies such as ASP, JSP,...


Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies
David C. Kay
0764506382
November 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Free at last! Finally, someone has come along to free you from your keyboard. With Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the miraculous voice-recognition software in your computer, you can browse the Web, control your applications, control your desktop, write documents, and more without ever once laying finger to plastic. But don’t run out and get yourself fitted for that Star Fleet uniform just yet, cadet. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is the most accurate voice recognition software on the market, and while it really does deliver on all its claims, it can be very finicky, and getting top results can be tricky.

The complete guide to the care of feeding or your Dragon, Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies is a must-have companion for voice-recognition trailblazers who are ready to: Kiss that keyboard...



IBM Viavoice Recognition Software: Quicktorial
Michael Rutter
053868996X
March 1999
Textbook Other Format
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Book Description
IBM ViaVoice QuickTorial provides all the information necessary to master voice recognition in 12+ hours. This fully tested product trains the computer as much as it trains the user. Users will become experts at dictation with ViaVoice. Also included in the book is a special appendix on Conversa Web, software that allows the user to dictate commands to an Internet browser instead of using the keyboard and mouse.

Book Info
Presents a quick tutorial for beginners using IBM ViaVoice. Provides all the instruction necessary to become proficient in the use of this popular voice recognition software. Spiral.

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Cisco Networking Academy Program Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling Companion Guide
Cisco Systems Inc., et al
1587130874
June 20, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description

The Official Companion Guide of the Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling course within the Cisco Networking Academy ProgramMaps to the most current Web-based course of the Fundamentals of Voice and Data CablingPrepares students for the BICSI Installer, Level I examReinforces concepts learned through hands-on exercises

The Cisco Networking Academy Program's Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling curriculum was released in July 2002. The course is sponsored by Panduit, a leading provider of voice and data cabling equipment. The Companion Guide complements the Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling Web-based course as well the Lab Companion and Engineering Journal and Workbook from Cisco Press. The course and companion materials provide an introduction to the physical aspects of voice and data network cabling and...



Voice Over IP Technologies: Building the Converged Network
Mark A. Miller, Mark A. Miller
0764549073


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Book Description
Voice over IP Technologies provides solid technical information on how to successfully design and implement a converged network, combining voice, data, fax and video transmissions into a cohesive networking infrastructure centered on the Internet Protocol.

Converged networks, which combine voice, data, fax and video transmissions into a cohesive networking infrastructure -- all centered on the Internet Protocol, or IP -- promise a number of advantages over existing, separate networking environments. But to successfully design and implement a converged network requires expertise on both the voice and data networking sides of the house. Unfortunately, few individuals have these credentials -- either you are a voice networking expert, and familiar with circuit switching and connections between PBXs, or you are a...



Dragon Naturally Speaking for the Office Professional
Karl Barksdale
0538723718
December 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Voice typing is transforming the way people work, write, and enter data. This series has texts available for L&H VoiceXPress, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and IBM ViaVoice. Using any one of these books, the user can learn the most effective way to use this new software and be able to apply it to various office applications. This series takes a step-by-step approach through the speech learning process, providing tips and advice along the way. L&H VoiceXPress for the Office Professional is also available as a digital download. Order an individual download or ten copies-the choice is yours. Visit www.swep.com/ebooks for more information.

About the Author
Karl Barksdale was a Development Manager for the Training and Certification team at WordPerfect Corporation and a Marketing...


Voice Communication With Computers: Conversational Systems
Christopher Schmandt
0442239351


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How 10: A Handbook for Office Professionals
James L. Clark
0324178824
March 2003
Textbook Other Format
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Book Description
Since 1975, HOW and its subsequent editions have been a prominent reference source for business writers, office personnel, and students. With every new edition, HOW has kept pace with changes in our language and the business environment, striving to provide a useful and easy-to-understand reference manual for all professionals involved in organizational operations. It includes detailed and precise information for writing, formatting, and transmitting communications. Unlike other reference books, HOW 10 is tailored for writing style, grammar, mechanics, and techniques in a business/office environment. This text can be used as a stand-alone reference or as a supplement.

Book Info
A handbook designed for the Internet Age to provide assistance in the preparation of all types of...


Voice Xpress: Basic Skills in Voice Recognition
Thomas Goldman
0130281611
January 15, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This well suited text provides a step by step tutorial, introducing readers in all disciplines to the use of voice recognition in the creation of word processing documents, PowerPoint presentation, spreadsheets, and databases. Includes the professional level version of the L&H Voice Xpress software, which contains a legal, medical and police dictionary. A general introduction to voice recognition is provided, as well as a voice recognition skills checklist. Contains a set of voice tools and a complete voice recognition system. Separate lessons and exercises for the medical trascriptionist, legal transcriptionist, and police science student are included. Appropriate for readers interested in learning about Technical Communication, Medical Office Procedures, Machine Transcription, Legal Secretarial Procedures, and...


Voice User Interface Design
James Giangola
0321185765
February 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Comprehensive and authoritative guide to voice user interface (VUI) design. Includes an examination of problems and issues unique to VUI design. Softcover.

From the Back Cover

This book is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to voice user interface (VUI) design. The VUI is perhaps the most critical factor in the success of any automated speech recognition (ASR) system, determining whether the user experience will be satisfying or frustrating, or even whether the customer will remain one. This book describes a practical methodology for creating an effective VUI design. The methodology is scientifically based on principles in linguistics, psychology, and language technology, and is illustrated here by examples drawn from the authors' work at Nuance Communications, the...



L&H Voice XPress for the Office Professional
Karl Barksdale
053872370X
December 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Voice typing is transforming the way people work, write, and enter data. This series has texts available for L&H VoiceXPress, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and IBM ViaVoice. Using any one of these books, the user can learn the most effective way to use this new software and be able to apply it to various office applications. This series takes a step-by-step approach through the speech learning process, providing tips and advice along the way. L&H VoiceXPress for the Office Professional is also available as a digital download. Order an individual download or ten copies-the choice is yours. Visit www.swep.com/ebooks for more information.

About the Author
Karl Barksdale was a Development Manager for the Training and Certification team at WordPerfect Corporation and a Marketing...


Using information technology opportunities to achieve : An article from: The Armed Forces Comptroller [HTML]
Joe Riggio
B000B19SYW
March 31, 1999
Digital
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Book Description
Some of the information technology now available to users, including web sites, Internet finder services, organization program and video teleconferencing, is discussed.The opportunities are unlimited with the tools provided by information technology. By using the Internet, just about anybody can be found from the comforts of the office or home. Programs, budgets, and key people are listed on many Web sites. A program like Microsoft Outlook can be used to stay organized. Not only are there programs like IBM Via Voice Gold that recognizes voice and speech patterns, even video teleconferencing can be conducted from a personal computer.This digital document is an article from The Armed Forces Comptroller, most recently published by American Society of Military Comptrollers on March 31, 1999. The length of the article is 804 words....



The law catches up with distance education; voice-recognition software makes online legal instruction more efficient, effective. : An article from: T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education) [HTML]
Karen Hughes Miller
B00082SUMK
February 1, 2004
Digital
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Book Description
This digital document is an article from T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education), published by T.H.E. Journal, LLC on February 1, 2004. The length of the article is 1682 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: The law catches up with distance education; voice-recognition software makes online legal instruction more efficient, effective.
Author: Karen Hughes Miller
Publication: T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education) (Refereed)
Date: February 1, 2004
Publisher: T.H.E. Journal, LLC
Volume: 31 Issue: 7 Page: 31(4)Distributed by Thomson Gale

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Digital Processing of Speech Signals
Lawrence R. R. Rabiner
0132136031
September 1978
Textbook Paperback
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The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
The purpose of this text is to show how digital signal processing techniques can be applied to problems related to speech communication. The book gives an extensive description of the physical basis for speech coding including fourier analysis, digital representation and digital and time domain models of the wave form. It goes on to discuss homomorphic speech processing, linear predictive coding and digital processing for machine communication by voice.

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The purpose of this book is to show how digital signal processing techniques can be applied to problems related to speech communication. The book gives an extensive description of the physical basis for speech coding including fourier analysis, digital...

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