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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Natural Language Conversations

Some believe this problem has been completely solved.  Not so, a fascinating piece addressing the challenges.  In Computing Now.  In particular for the domain of personal assistants, an area heating up quickly.

The Road to Natural Conversational Speech Interfaces
Charles L. Ortiz, Jr. • Nuance Communications

To realize truly conversational speech interfaces for applications such as virtual personal assistants, a number of technical challenges must be addressed.  This article presents a brief overview of the relevant research literature,  which will allow user interface developers to temper their assessments of  this technology for a particular application with a realistic appreciation of 
the challenges. ... " 

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