TR2006-045

The Prospects for Unrestricted Speech Input for TV Content Search


    •  Wittenburg, K.; Lanning, T.; Schwenke, D.; Shubin, H.; Vetro, A., "The Prospects for Unrestricted Speech Input for TV Content Search", International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI), May 2006.
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      • @inproceedings{Wittenburg2006may,
      • author = {Wittenburg, K. and Lanning, T. and Schwenke, D. and Shubin, H. and Vetro, A.},
      • title = {The Prospects for Unrestricted Speech Input for TV Content Search},
      • booktitle = {International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI)},
      • year = 2006,
      • month = may,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2006-045}
      • }
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    Multimedia, Speech & Audio


The need for effective search for television content is growing as the number of choices for TV viewing and/or recording explodes. In this paper we describe a preliminary prototype of a multimodal Speech-In List-Out (SILO) interface in which users' input is unrestricted by vocabulary or grammar. We report on usability testing with a sample of six users. The prototype enables search through video content metadata download from an electronic program guide (EPG) service. Our setup for testing included adding a microphone to a TV remote control and running an application on a PC whose visual interface was displayed on a TV.