ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

A voice search approach to replying to SMS messages in automobiles

Yun-Cheng Ju, Tim Paek

Automotive infotainment systems now provide drivers the ability to hear incoming Short Message Service (SMS) text messages using text-to-speech. However, the question of how best to allow users to respond to these messages using speech recognition remains unsettled. In this paper, we propose a robust voice search approach to replying to SMS messages based on template matching. The templates are empirically derived from a large SMS corpus and matches are accurately retrieved using a vector space model. In evaluating SMS replies within the acoustically challenging environment of automobiles, the voice search approach consistently outperformed using just the recognition results of a statistical language model or a probabilistic context-free grammar. For SMS replies covered by our templates, the approach achieved as high as 89.7% task completion when evaluating the top five reply candidates.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-293

Cite as: Ju, Y.-C., Paek, T. (2009) A voice search approach to replying to SMS messages in automobiles. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 987-990, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-293

@inproceedings{ju09b_interspeech,
  author={Yun-Cheng Ju and Tim Paek},
  title={{A voice search approach to replying to SMS messages in automobiles}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},
  pages={987--990},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2009-293}
}