Usability of Speech Dialog Systems [electronic resource] : Listening to the Target Audience / by Thomas Hempel.

By: Hempel, Thomas [author.]Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Signals and Commmunication Technologies: Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008Description: X, 176 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540783435Subject(s): Engineering | Computer science | Translators (Computer programs) | Telecommunication | Engineering | Communications Engineering, Networks | User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction | Signal, Image and Speech Processing | Language Translation and LinguisticsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.382 LOC classification: TK1-9971Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Who, Why and How Often? Key Elements for the Design of a Successful Speech Application Taking Account of the Target Groups -- Experiences of Designing a Speech User Interface for a Smart Home Environment -- Automatic User Classification for Speech Dialog Systems -- A new Testbed for Semi-Automatic Usability Evaluation and Optimization of Spoken Dialogue Systems -- Stylus Meets Voice – a Practitioner’s View on Multimodal Input and Output -- More Than Words: Designing Multimodal Systems -- Sound Branding and Corporate Voice – Strategic Brand Management Using Sound -- Speak to the Target Audience – Some Observations and Notes on the Pragmatics of Spoken Dialog Systems.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: Even economically successful automatic speech dialog systems often enough gain bad reputation in public opinion. Although from a technical point of view this judgment may seem unjustified because of the technical maturing process in recent years. However, this book is based on the fact that it is the users’ judgments that is the final measure regarding usability and acceptance of any speech dialog system. It is the aim of this book to share views from experts from industry and academia who look a step ahead, providing their strategies and approaches for the future of user-friendly speech dialog systems. Contributions spotlight issues such as automatic user classification, uncovering users’ interaction schemes, speech interaction as part of multimodal user interfaces, relation of subjective and objective data, and the role of voice and style in designing a brand specific acoustic appearance
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Who, Why and How Often? Key Elements for the Design of a Successful Speech Application Taking Account of the Target Groups -- Experiences of Designing a Speech User Interface for a Smart Home Environment -- Automatic User Classification for Speech Dialog Systems -- A new Testbed for Semi-Automatic Usability Evaluation and Optimization of Spoken Dialogue Systems -- Stylus Meets Voice – a Practitioner’s View on Multimodal Input and Output -- More Than Words: Designing Multimodal Systems -- Sound Branding and Corporate Voice – Strategic Brand Management Using Sound -- Speak to the Target Audience – Some Observations and Notes on the Pragmatics of Spoken Dialog Systems.

Even economically successful automatic speech dialog systems often enough gain bad reputation in public opinion. Although from a technical point of view this judgment may seem unjustified because of the technical maturing process in recent years. However, this book is based on the fact that it is the users’ judgments that is the final measure regarding usability and acceptance of any speech dialog system. It is the aim of this book to share views from experts from industry and academia who look a step ahead, providing their strategies and approaches for the future of user-friendly speech dialog systems. Contributions spotlight issues such as automatic user classification, uncovering users’ interaction schemes, speech interaction as part of multimodal user interfaces, relation of subjective and objective data, and the role of voice and style in designing a brand specific acoustic appearance

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