SUITEKeys is a speech user interface for motor-disabled computer users. This interface provides access to all available functionality of a computer by modeling interaction at the physical keyboard and mouse level. SUITEKeys is currently implemented for MS Windows platforms. Its architecture integrates a continuous, speaker-independent recognition engine with natural language processing components. It makes extensive use of dialog management to improve recognition accuracy. SUITEKeys extends the speech-keyboard metaphor through functionality visible on its graphical user interface, and accessible through speech. Experimental results indicate that speech input for alphanumeric data entry is a much more effective modality than existing alternatives for the target user group. Such alternatives include miniaturized keyboards, stylus "soft" keyboards, and handwriting recognition software.
Published Date: May 2001
Registration: ISBN 978-1-57735-133-7
Copyright: Published by The AAAI Press, Menlo Park, California.