Speech Recognition-based Systems
Speech Interface Design, Inc.
S. Ahmed Reza is vice president at Speech Interface Design, Inc., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Reza has been involved with industrial data collection for the past 15 years, and speech recognition-based systems for the past 10 years. In the following interview he talks about his successes and challenges.
Tell me about your work and your company.
Speech Interface Design has been around since 1993. We're a provider of complete speech solutions for industrial, commercial, warehousing, and other business applications.
I categorize the speech market in four categories:
Our market is by far the least recognized or obvious market for speech. One of the parameters of speech is speaker-dependence—how dependent the system is on who the speaker is. The holy grail is, of course, speaker independence and a large vocabulary. Speaker-dependence is one parameter; vocabulary size is another parameter. The third parameter is ambient noise. In those three parameters, our applications ...