The Case for Speech Technology for Developing Regions

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
http://repository.cmu.edu/compsci/1295
Author(s):
Rosenfeld, Roni; Sherwani, Jahanzeb
Publisher(s):
ACM
conference paper description
Many ICT initiatives that attempt to connect end-users to each other rely on Internet-connected PCs using graphical user interfaces (GUIs). While speech-based systems over the telephone have mushroomed in the West in the past decade, their potential remains largely untapped for use in the developing world. We present reasons why speech systems may be preferable to traditional PC/GUI systems in these circumstances, along with the needs such systems can fulfill.