Speech and Language Technology for Disabled Persons

Stockholm, Sweden
May 31 - June 2, 1993

Is Speech Recognition Worth It?

Judy Lariviere, Elizabeth MacKinnon, Nancy Risebrough

Augmentative Communication Service, Thames Valley Children's Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

Speech recognition and word prediction are technologies designed to increase the written communication rate for physically disabled individuals. Rate of text entry was compared between: (1) keyboard alone (2) keyboard with word prediction, and (3) speech recognition. Results showed that the greatest text entry rate was achieved with speech recognition, followed by keyboard and keyboard with word prediction, respectively. Four of five subjects indicated that speech recognition was easiest to use.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lariviere, Judy / MacKinnon, Elizabeth / Risebrough, Nancy (1993): "Is speech recognition worth it?", In SLTDP-93, 95-98.