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Efficient computer interfaces using continuous gestures, language models, and speech

Keith Vertanen

March 2005, 46 pages

This technical report is based on a dissertation submitted July 2004 by the author for the degree of Master of Philosophy (Computer Speech, Text and Internet Technology) to the University of Cambridge, Darwin College.

DOI: 10.48456/tr-627


Despite advances in speech recognition technology, users of dictation systems still face a significant amount of work to correct errors made by the recognizer. The goal of this work is to investigate the use of a continuous gesture-based data entry interface to provide an efficient and fun way for users to correct recognition errors. Towards this goal, techniques are investigated which expand a recognizer’s results to help cover recognition errors. Additionally, models are developed which utilize a speech recognizer’s n-best list to build letter-based language models.

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  author =	 {Vertanen, Keith},
  title = 	 {{Efficient computer interfaces using continuous gestures,
         	   language models, and speech}},
  year = 	 2005,
  month = 	 mar,
  url = 	 {},
  institution =  {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory},
  doi = 	 {10.48456/tr-627},
  number = 	 {UCAM-CL-TR-627}