Auditory User Interfaces
Toward the Speaking Computer
Advanced Technology Group, Adobe Systems, San Jose, CA, USA
Auditory User Interfaces: Toward the Speaking Computer
describes a speech-enabling approach that separates computation from
the user interface and integrates speech into the
human-computer interaction. The Auditory User Interface (AUI)
works directly with the computational core of the application, the
same as the Graphical User Interface.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston
Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-9984-6
August 1997, 168 pp.
Foreword by David Gries
In his award-winning Ph.D.thesis some three years ago, T.V.Raman
described a computing system, called AsTeR, for rendering electronic documents
aurally. Instead of having to read documents on a monitor or on paper,
one can now listen to them. In fact, AsTeR's spoken math is far easier
to understand than yours or mine. Moreover, the listener can browse
the spoken document and have parts of it repeated ---even in a
different speaking style. AsTeR allows the usually passive listener
to become an active participant in the understanding of an aural
rendering of a document.
Now, Raman has dramatically extended his ideas on talking computers.
Last modified: Tue Aug 19 17:05:51 1997