Presentation 2005/3/18
Basic research on speech recognition for the visually impaired and its application to voice interaction
Takayuki WATANABE, Michiaki YASUMURA, Koichi ODA, Takuya NISHIMOTO,
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Abstract(in English) Communication between people is carried out fluently with voice. It is quite different from the current communication between people and computers. This fact shows that natural spoken language may contain rich information which plays important role in conversations. Non-verbal information, such as gazing and nodding, also plays important roles for natural and smooth conversation. From this point of view, we aim for the effective use of spoken dialog systems for visually-impaired persons. Our research deals with two tasks ; the use of web sites, and the use of home electric appliances, such as video recorder, electronic oven, air-conditioner, and so on. In this paper, we firstly give the outlines of these tasks. Then we investigate the characteristics of the visually-impaired persons, and their difficulties to perform these tasks. Finally we propose some possible solutions for these problems, and show some plans of fundamental researches that support the design of proposed interactive systems.
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Keyword(in English) Visually-impaired persons / Low-vision / Information appliances / World Wide Web / Spoken dialog
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Conference Date 2005/3/18(1days)
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Title (in English) Basic research on speech recognition for the visually impaired and its application to voice interaction
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Keyword(1) Visually-impaired persons
Keyword(2) Low-vision
Keyword(3) Information appliances
Keyword(4) World Wide Web
Keyword(5) Spoken dialog
1st Author's Name Takayuki WATANABE
1st Author's Affiliation Tokyo Woman's Christian University()
2nd Author's Name Michiaki YASUMURA
2nd Author's Affiliation Keio University
3rd Author's Name Koichi ODA
3rd Author's Affiliation Tokyo Woman's Christian University
4th Author's Name Takuya NISHIMOTO
4th Author's Affiliation The University of Tokyo
Date 2005/3/18
Paper # WIT2004-74
Volume (vol) vol.104
Number (no) 751
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 6
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