This paper describes Apple's progress to date in spoken language technologies and systems. The first embodiment of our speech technologies is collectively called PlainTalk (TM), which includes Apple's speech recognition technology, speech synthesis technology, and a speech interface codenamed Casper. This paper also discusses Apple's vision of the "Knowledge Navigator", and what difficulties need to be overcome to deliver that vision.
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