Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Contribution of Psycholinguistic Perspective for Speech Technologies

Tatiana Slama-Cazacu

Laboratory of Psycholinguistics, University of Bucharest, Romania

The need of a psyeholinguistic (PL) perspective for Speech Technologies (STs) is argued in the paper, toghether with the importance of selecting an adequate PL model, as a first requirement in this concern. A realistic PL model, which might really be efficient for STs, is presented (the "contextual-dynamic model" - Slama-Cazacu). Research on the role of veibal stimuli (VS) in confront with the nonverbal ones (NVS) in automatic factories and in laboratory simulated conditions demonstrated the greater efficiency (more rapid reaction time and coirect reactions) for VS, wherefrom application derives for computerized speech recognition and synthesis, and generally for a real communication situation m human activities involving computers (Cs). Other applications of the PL approach; to machine translation; for the identification of speakers; research on child language and education to be used in STs; PL analyses of "reading/writing" with C; PL research on the use of C as a "supemedium" in or for communication; the PL bases for an extension of the use of C with or for oral communication; decoding ihe new or fiiture "hypertexts" on the C's screen; the PL based arguments for "multimedia". Scientific research on the effects on the human being of the new STs are much advocated for.

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Bibliographic reference.  Slama-Cazacu, Tatiana (1994): "Contribution of psycholinguistic perspective for speech technologies", In ICSLP-1994, 523-526.