A speech-centric perspective for human-computer interface

Speech technology has been playing a central role

in enhancing human-machine interactions, especially for small

devices for which CUI has obvious limitations. The speechcentric

perspective for hnman-compnter interface advanced in

this paper derives from the view that speech is the only natural

and expressive modality to enable people to access information

from and to interact with any device. In this paper, we describe

the work conducted at Microsoft Research, in the project

codenamed &.Who, aimed at the development of enabling

technologies for speech-centric multimodal human-computer

interaction. In particular, we present MiF'ad as the first Dr.

Who's application that addresses specifically the mobile user

interaction scenario. MiPad is a wireless mobile PDA prototype

that enables users to accomplish many common tasks using a

multimodal spoken language interface and wireless-data

technologies. It fuUy integrates continuous speech recognition

and spoken language understanding, and provides a novel

solution to the current prevailing problem of pecking with tiny

styluses or typing on minuscule keyboards in today's PDAs or

smart phones.

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