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Using
Speech Recognition Software


Name: __________________________________________________________________


Introduction:
Speech recognition software allows you to create and edit documents without
typing. Once the computer has been trained to recognize y
our voice, you can dictate text and
issue commands by voice alone.


See how easy speech recognition is to set up and use in Microsoft Office XP.

Quiz:


1.

Speech recognition software allows you to:

a.

create and edit documents without using a keyboard in a varie
ty of software
products
.

b.

use the computer as a telephone
.

c.

create videos
.

d.

all of the above
.


2.

Before you begin using speech recognition software, all of the following are needed
EXCEPT:

a.

speech recognition engine
.

b.

a good microphone
.

c.

training of the speech rec
ognition software
.

d.

headphones
.


3.

If you have Microsoft Office XP installed on your computer:

a.

speech recognition software is ready to use
.

b.

the speech recognition engine may need to be installed
.

c.

speech recognition is not available until Office 2003
.

d.

do not h
ave to train the speech recognition software
.


4.

The easiest way to enable speech recognition is:

a.

use the Control panel
.

b.

use the installation CD for Office
.

c.

use the Tools > Speech menu in Word
.

d.

download the feature from the Microsoft
W
eb site
.


5.

The most crit
ical step to successful use of speech recognition for voice commands is:

a.

a quiet room
.

b.

a good microphone
.

c.

training the software to recognize your voice
.

d.

speech recognition cannot be used for voice commands
.


6.

When performing speech recognition training, all

of the following are true EXCEPT:

a.

additional training increases the recognition accuracy
.

b.

only one profile can be created for use with speech recognition on the computer
.

c.

the speech recognition engine looks for patterns in your speech to help interpret
wo
rds
.

d.

you need to speak in an even tone
.





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7.

The relationship between Pronunciation Sensitivity and error rate is:

a.

the lower the sensitivity, the higher the error rate.

b.

the lower the sensitivity, the lower the error rate.

c.

the lower the error rate, the higher t
he sensitivity.

d.

the higher the error rate, the higher the sensitivity.


8.

The relationship between Accuracy and Recognition Response Time is:

a.

double accuracy creates double response time.

b.

higher accuracy creates slower response time.

c.

higher accuracy creates
faster response time.

d.

accuracy does not effect response time.


9.

All of the following are true about the Background Adaptation setting EXCEPT:

a.

it becomes part of your profile
.

b.

it improves recognition accuracy
.

c.

the system learns what your voice sounds like in

any environment
.

d.

it is recommended to select this option
.


10.

An example of voice commands is:

a.

edit
.

b.

new line
.

c.

font size
.

d.

all of the above
.




P
rojects:


Why doesn’t everybody talk to their computer?


Task: Find out what the disadvantages are of speech recog
nition. Why are we still typing
on keyboards?


Assignment: Search to find problems with speech or voice recognition. List at least
four
things that might be problems with using voice recognition and why.







Resources:

Search online sources for the most
recent news in technology at


http://www.wired.com
,
http://www.pcworld.com/
, the technology section at CNN
http://www.cnn.com/TECH/

or

Business Week
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/
, Science Daily Magazine: Your Source
For The Latest Research News www.sciencedaily.com or even the PC enthusiast’s
resource:
http://www.arstechnica.com/





3

What’
s new in speech recognition?


Task: Look for the latest research and technology used in voice input to computer
systems.


Assignment: Find a new (within the last
twelve

months) product or discover
y that is
helping to improve the technology of voice recognition. Summarize your results in one
paragraph and cite your resources.











Resources:

Search online sources for the most recent news in technology at
htt
p://www.wired.com
,
http://www.pcworld.com/
, the technology section at CNN
http://www.cnn.com/TECH/

or Business Week
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/
, Science Daily Magazine: Your Source
For The Latest Research News www.sciencedaily.com or even the PC enthusiast’s
resource:
http://www.arstechnica.com/






4

Look into th
e future


Task: More than 6,000 languages exist in the world. See how ViA, a wearable computer
maker, has developed a language translator.


Assignment: Answer the following questions from the unit in How Stuff Works about
How Universal Translators Will Wo
rk



The computer is about the size of
______________________________________



The parts of the computer are:

o

Microphone, Speaker, Hard disk drive, Power controls, Battery connector,
PC card slot access,
________________________
, AC/DC jack,
Integrated input
/output jack, and a
___________________________



Initially, the device will be able to translate English into about a dozen languages,
including
_________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________
___________________


________________________________________________________________________


Resources:

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/universal
-
translator.htm