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Voice technologies in libraries A look into the future

Voice technologies in libraries A look into the future A real potential exists for library use of voice technologies as aids to the disabled or illiterate library user, as frontends for general library help systems, in online systems for commands or control words, and in many of the handsbusyeyesbusy activities that are common in libraries. Initially, these applications would be small, limited processes that would not require the more fluent humanmachine communication that we might hope for in the future. Voice technologies will depend on and benefit from new computer systems, advances in artificial intelligence and expert systems to facilitate their use and enable them to better circumvent present input and output problems. These voice systems will gradually assume more importance, improving access to information and complementing existing systems, but they will not likely revolutionize or dominate humanmachine communications or library services in the near future. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech Emerald Publishing

Voice technologies in libraries A look into the future

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0737-8831
DOI
10.1108/eb047830
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Abstract

A real potential exists for library use of voice technologies as aids to the disabled or illiterate library user, as frontends for general library help systems, in online systems for commands or control words, and in many of the handsbusyeyesbusy activities that are common in libraries. Initially, these applications would be small, limited processes that would not require the more fluent humanmachine communication that we might hope for in the future. Voice technologies will depend on and benefit from new computer systems, advances in artificial intelligence and expert systems to facilitate their use and enable them to better circumvent present input and output problems. These voice systems will gradually assume more importance, improving access to information and complementing existing systems, but they will not likely revolutionize or dominate humanmachine communications or library services in the near future.

Journal

Library Hi TechEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1991

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