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way of speaking that is characteristics of a geographic region
Accent
Set of mathematical formulas that analyzes human voice patterns and evaluates the probability of spoken words matching words in the speech recognition vocabulary.
Acoustic model
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.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Speech recognition system that enables users to speak normally, pausing only to give commands and insert punctuation marks.
Continuous Speech Recognition (CSR)
Enables users to dictate text into a computer application
Dictation mode
Speech recognition system that requires the user to pause momentarily between each word.
Discrete speech
Company, also known as Dragon System, that released the first continuous speech recognition (CSR) product in 1997 with over 30,000 words in its speech dictionary. The product was called Naturally Speaking.
Dragon
- Unique vocabulary includes technical terms, slang, and phrases not used by the general public. Also called shop talk.
Jargon
Speech recognition or voice control center providing easy access to speech and handwriting recognition tools in Microsoft Office.
Language bar
Early leader in the development of speech recognition and translation software. Pioneered many speech recognition technologies and translation tools with Microsoft. Pioneered Natural Language Technology (NLT) commands in its Voice Xpress software.
Lernout and Hauspie
Commands that make speaking to a speech recognition system almost as natural as talking to a person.
Natural Language Technology (NLT)-
First accurate, continuous speech recognition product with over 30,000 words in its speech dictionary.
Naturally speaking
Ends the current line of text and moves the insertion point to the next line.
New Line command
- Ends a paragraph and moves the insertion point to the next line. Generally, there is more white space between paragraphs than between lines within a paragraph.
New Paragraph Command
Group of words that express an idea
Phrase
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.
Profile
Sound of words when they are spoken
Pronunciation
Condition, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, that causes painful, inflammation that affects parts of the body involved in constantly repeated actions such as typing.
Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
Voice-activated technology that enables users to access any function or command visible in a dialog box, menu bar, toolbar, or task pane
Say what you see
Voice command that erases the last word or phrase dictated.
Scratch that
Display 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 balloon
- Contains words recognized by CSR software. Speech dictionaries containing over 300,00 words are now common.
Speech dictionary
List of words a speech recognition program recognizes. Only words in the vocabulary can be displayed.
Speech vocabulary
Process in which a user reads a sample script aloud, enabling the speech recognition system to record an individual’s unique speech patterns, increasing the accuracy of the conversation from spoken words to the text.
Train
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.
USB
Continuous voice dictation software created by IBM
Via Voice
Enables users to give verbal commands to control menus and format documents in any Microsoft Office application.
Voice Command Mode
Speech recognition product crated by Lernout and Hauspie. It pioneered many Natural Language Technology or NLT commands.
Voice Xpress