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Speech Recognition

Over recent years, a variety of commercial speech recognition packages have become available which allow users to dictate directly into their computers. In the next year or two, similar technology will be deployed in telephone networks where it will be used to provide a growing range of fully automatic services such as email reading, flight information and booking, weather reports, and traffic information - all accessible anywhere from any telephone.

This rapidly increasing deployment of speech recognition technology has been made possible by the research advances made over the last decade and many of these advances originate from the Engineering Department's Speech, Vision and Robotics Group.