Glossary

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Audio Cue - Sound that accompanies object action.

Dependent Speech Recognition - This technology enables systems to be taught to recognize the speech of a particular users. During training, the system captures the vocabulary and voice attributes of the given user.

Hidden Markov Modeling (HMM) - A probability-based algorithm for speech recognition. This is a back-end technique for voice/speech recognition.

Independent Speech Recognition - This technology focuses on recognizing words without regard to a specific person's voice characteristics. These systems may recognize speech without prior training by users.

MIDI - Musical Instrument Digital Interface.

Natural Language Understanding - This is the decoding of messages encoded with symbols and conventions that humans use among themselves.

Neural Network - A parallel distributed processing system that incorporates a large network of simple processors to process the input.

Phoneme - Represents the smallest significant structural unit in the sound system of a language. This unit must be able to distinguish one word from another.

Quicken - Personal Accounting Software by Intuit Corporation.

Speech Recognition - The ability of a computer to recognize and understand human speech.

Windows95 - Second Generation Windows Operating System.