Accession Number : ADA194730

Title :   Application of Speech Recognition to the Integrated Tactical Decision Aid (ITDA).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Hill, Jerry K

PDF Url : ADA194730

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The author investigates the operation of the 'Integrated Tactical Decision Aid', (ITDA), using a VOTAN 6050 series II, speaker dependent, continuous Speech Recognition Device, (SRD). The ITDA's unique features directly affect the application of an SRD. It is an interactive, menu driven program designed to be operated from the keyboard only. The SRD must be connected to the host computer, the HP 9020, through a remote user port. The ITDA is multi-leveled with several menu names being assigned to different levels. The SRD can not assign more than one meaning to the same word. These problems were mostly overcome and the ITDA was successfully operated by voice. The recommended vocabulary for the ITDA 'CONTACTS' module is presented. Speech Recognition applications to C3 systems is summarized as a very efficient method of man-machine interface. The current ITDA software does not permit an efficient application of speech. Software changes to the ITDA are recommended as well as further studies in this area. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, *SPEECH RECOGNITION, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, EFFICIENCY, INTERFACES, MENU, SPEECH, VOCABULARY, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE