Speech recognition is
|“||[a]utomated conversion of spoken words into computer-based text. Some speech recognition systems recognize only one person’s voice; others are speaker-independent but recognize a more limited vocabulary. They may recognize continuous speech or, more commonly, require that slight pauses be inserted between words.||”|
"Today’s speech-recognition programs build on decades of research in artificial intelligence and speech recognition sponsored by both industry and government. AT&T and IBM Corporation maintained programs in the field, as did DARPA, which seeded early work in hidden Markov models on which the first commercial products were based."
- ↑ Bringing Health Care Online: The Role of Information Technologies, at 223.
- ↑ Making IT Better: Expanding Information Technology Research to Meet Society's Needs, at 21.