Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Audio Signals in Speech Interfaces

Stefanie Shriver, Alan W. Black, Ronald Rosenfeld

Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

This paper discusses a variety of types of non-lexical signals such as beeps, prosodic variation and speaker style changes, and we consider four cases in which such signals might be used to good effect. We discuss the results of user tests to determine if specific types of non-lexical signals are better in some situations than in others, and we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using such signals.

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Bibliographic reference.  Shriver, Stefanie / Black, Alan W. / Rosenfeld, Ronald (2000): "Audio signals in speech interfaces", In ICSLP-2000, vol.1, 142-145.