Chapter 5. Simply Speaking: The Integration of Speech Recognition with Voice and Unified Communications

Speech vision statement by XD Huang, General Manager, Microsoft Research Communications Innovation Center

Early on, Microsoft’s initial investment in speech recognition technology was to provide individuals with the ability to customize the interaction between a user and an operating system to perform tasks saving keystrokes and time. Over many years, much work was put into multilanguage support, ease of use in regards to end-user speech training to enhance the recognition process, and then the application of providing programming templates to enable developers to integrate speech into their applications.

Fortunately, there ...

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