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Unformatted text preview: NATURAL I N TERFACE APPL ICAT IONS Creating a more natural interface between human and machine is the goal in a major area of artificial intelligence. Currently, computer users are restricted in most instances to using a mouse and keyboard for input. For output, they must gaze at a fairly static, two-dimensional screen. Speakers are used for sound, and a printer for hard copy. The user interface consists of typing, pointing, and clicking. New speech recognition and natural-language technologies promise to change that soon. Speech Recognition One of the most immediately applicable improvements in technology comes in the area of speech recognition. Rather than typing information in the computer, users can direct the computer with voice commands. A computer that can take dictation and perform requested actions is a real step forward in convenience and potential. Speech recognition technology has developed rather slowly, mainly because the typical PC did not have the necessary speed and capacity until very recently....
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2010 for the course TECHNOLOGY WPR 201 taught by Professor Na during the Fall '10 term at Sullivan.
- Fall '10