Progress and Prospects for Spoken Language Technology: Results from Four Sexennial Surveys

Roger K. Moore, Ricard Marxer


Since 1997, a survey has been conducted every six years at the IEEE workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU) in order to ascertain the research community’s perspective on future progress and prospects in spoken language technology. These surveys have been based on a set of ‘statements’, each of which portray a possible future scenario, and respondents are asked to estimate the year in which each given scenario might become true. Many of the statements have appeared in several of the surveys, hence it is possible to track changes in opinion over time. This paper presents the combined results of all four surveys, the most recent of which was conducted at ASRU-2015. The results give an insight into the key trends that are taking place in the spoken language technology field, and reveal the realism that pervades the research community. They also suggest that there is growing confidence that some of the scenarios will indeed be realised at some point in the future.


DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-948

Cite as

Moore, R.K., Marxer, R. (2016) Progress and Prospects for Spoken Language Technology: Results from Four Sexennial Surveys. Proc. Interspeech 2016, 3012-3016.

Bibtex
@inproceedings{Moore+2016,
author={Roger K. Moore and Ricard Marxer},
title={Progress and Prospects for Spoken Language Technology: Results from Four Sexennial Surveys},
year=2016,
booktitle={Interspeech 2016},
doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2016-948},
url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2016-948},
pages={3012--3016}
}