A continuous speech recognition system developed by Logica for JSRU is described in detail.
The ESPRIT SUNDIAL project ran for five years, concluding in August 1993. The objective of the project was to design and build telephone‐access spoken language interfaces…
The ESPRIT SUNDIAL project ran for five years, concluding in August 1993. The objective of the project was to design and build telephone‐access spoken language interfaces to computer databases. After introducing the aims and objectives of the project, the problems of specifying an interactive system are outlined and the Wizard‐of‐Oz simulation method described. The architecture of the resulting system is introduced, and system transaction success results of up to 96.6% are reported. In the final section, some implications for machine translation — particularly interpretive telephony — are identified.
Creating content for the People’s Network (PN) of relevance to users and its effective delivery are critical to its continued success and take‐up of services. Material…
Creating content for the People’s Network (PN) of relevance to users and its effective delivery are critical to its continued success and take‐up of services. Material produced as part of the New Opportunities Fund’s (NOF) digitisation programme is a key component of this but there is a growing body of other materials which must be taken into consideration. Recent experience has demonstrated the need to develop a core framework for content delivery. This article looks at how this is happening with NOF and other content and discusses the potential for further developments in the context of the PN as a service.
ONE MUST BEGIN with Dickens. A chapter by Christopher Hibbert in Charles Dickens, 1812–1870: centenary volume, edited by E. W. F. Tomlin, and The London of Charles Dickens, published by London Transport with aid from the Dickens Fellowship, make a similar study here superfluous; both are illustrated, the latter giving instructions for reaching surviving Dickensian buildings. Neither warns the reader of Dickens's conscious and unconscious imaginative distortion, considered in Humphrey House's The Dickens World. Dickens himself imagined Captain Cuttle hiding in Switzerland and Paul Dombey's wild waves saying ‘Paris’; ‘the association between the writing and the place of writing is so curiously strong in my mind.’ Author and character may be in two places at once. ‘I could not listen at my fireside, for five minutes to the outer noises, but it was borne into my ears that I was dead.’ (Our Mutual Friend)