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Speech recognition for program control and data entry in a production environment
Author(s): Susan E. Hauser; Tehseen F. Sabir; George R. Thoma
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Paper Abstract

The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, an R&D division of the National Library of Medicine, has developed a PC-based system for semi-automated entry of journal citation data into MEDLINETM. The system, called MARS for Medical Article Records System, includes many automated features but requires a few manual tasks such as scanning and the entry of certain data that are not located on the scanned page. Now that considerable computing power and speed are routinely available on desktop PCs, we think it may be possible to include speech recognition as an optional user interface to reduce operator burden and to improve speed and quality for document scanning and data entry. We undertook a study to determine if speech recognition was sufficiently accurate, reliable and immune to noise to warrant integration with MARS workstations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3833, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing II, (20 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.359522
Show Author Affiliations
Susan E. Hauser, National Library of Medicine (United States)
Tehseen F. Sabir, National Library of Medicine (United States)
George R. Thoma, National Library of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3833:
Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing II
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan; San Murugesan, Editor(s)

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