AT&T TO LICENSE "WATSON" SPEECH PROCESSING SOFTWARE.MURRAY HILL Murray Hill may refer to one of the following places:
The signals are usually processed in a digital representation whereby speech processing can be seen as the intersection of digital signal processing and natural language processing. software that sets new performance standards for dialogue between people and computers.
"AT&T Watson ASAP lets users speak to their personal computers through a microphone, or over the telephone, and receive spoken responses with more than 95 percent accuracy," said Larry Rabiner, director of the Speech and Image Processing image processing
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"Adding voice control to a PC transforms it. It can become a personal assistant or a corporate receptionist. It can perform new functions limited only by the application developer's imagination," Rabiner said.
AT&T Watson ASAP is based on 30 years of speech research at AT&T, and is the first speech processing system to be compliant with Microsoft's speech application programming interface (programming, standard) Speech Application Programming Interface - (SAPI) Microsoft's standard API for speech synthesis and speech recognition in Windows 95. The idea is to let developers try out and use various low-level speech software from any number of verndors, while retaining (SAPI (Speech API) A programming interface from Microsoft for speech recognition and synthesis. It provides a way for developers to enable their applications to receive text from and send text to voice devices.
"Compatibility with Microsoft's SAPI will ensure the widespread availability of speech technology for PC users," said Chester Anderson, marketing director of AT&T's Advanced Speech Products Group.
"The AT&T Watson ASAP platform will enable vendors to develop speech-enabled products for the home, business and telecommuting telecommuting, an arrangement by which people work at home using a computer and telephone, transmitting work material to a business office by means of a modem and telephone lines; it is also known as telework. markets," Anderson said.
With Watson, for example, a user could control a personal computer with this conversation:
"Give me my messages."
"You have two e-mail and one voice messages."
"Play e-mail number one, and then print it.
Store all other messages."
"E-mail from Bob Ford: `Hi, can we discuss the
AT&T Watson ASAP is named for Thomas Watson, Alexander Graham Bell's assistant, and for the acronym for Advanced Speech Applications Platform.
Watson is available for license by software vendors and PC manufacturers, and has been licensed by some 50 companies including Millenia Software and Speech Systems, Inc.
More information about AT&T Watson ASAP is available at 1-800-5-WATSON, and on the Internet at: http://www.att.com/aspg/
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