Accession Number : ADA312420

Title :   An Evaluation of the Spoken Language System Interface for the Voice-Activated Logistics Anchor Desk.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, 2 Aug 95-7 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Bowman, Theron

PDF Url : ADA312420

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : This thesis is a preliminary study of the spoken language system (SLS) interface under development for the U.S. Army automated planning and asset visibility system called Logistics Anchor Desk (LAD). The purpose of the study is to determine whether or not there is advantage in the addition of an SLS interface capability to LAD's graphic user interface. One of the uses for automation tools in the military community is the analysis of quantifiable aspects of military operations as input to the military decision making process. This study looks at the potential impact an SLS interface can have on one of those tools given the current state of the art in speech based interface technology. Results of the test done with LAD comparing performance with and without the SLS interface indicate several advantages to be gained with the SLS interface. Most notably, participants were able to complete a routine set of tasks in one third the amount of time. Additionally, participants felt that the system was more usable and would require less user training time. Despite current limitations in the technology, speech based interface has clear potential for military application.

Descriptors :   *ACTIVATION, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *SPEECH, TEST AND EVALUATION, AUTOMATION, DECISION MAKING, INTERFACES, THESES, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, USER NEEDS, ARMY PLANNING, UTILIZATION, OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE