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SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 16, Issue 15 Week of April 22, 2013



Special Letter:

Mobile Voice and Natural Language Understanding: Revolution or Evolution?




In This Issue




Mobile Voice and Natural Language Understanding


The Catalysts for Voice

Measuring How Far Voice Recognition Has Come

The Year of the Natural Language Understanding Application

Smarter NLU... or AI?

NLU Means Direct Access

How Do We Want to Talk

to Our Devices?

A Network of Services

and Devices

Mobile Devices Becoming

 More Aware

The Car: Just Another

Mobile Device?

Voice in the Livingroom

The Transformation

 of Customer Care

Mobile Voice and NLU

in Healthcare

So... Is It a Revolution

or an Evolution?

About the Author


Upcoming SNS Events

& Media Links


In Other House News...


How to Subscribe

May I Share This Newsletter?

About SNS

About the Publisher

Where's Mark?


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 By Vlad Sejnoha, CTO, Nuance Communications



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Publisher's Note: If there is one technology in the world which would seem to hold the key to liberating the human-compute connection, it is voice recognition; and if there is one person in the world who knows most about this link, it is likely Vlad Sejnoha, CTO at Nuance. Most of us have spent a lifetime waiting for this technology to reach maturity, but Vlad is a star in the world of those who have made it happen.


But as SNS members will see from our issue this week, Vlad's interest in this technology goes far beyond VR and into what we have started calling "meta biometrics." I doubt that there is a major technology provider today that is not interested in getting this into its products in one way or another, nor is there a major consumer or enterprise company that is not on the hunt for how this can be used to improve its own customer relations and profits. 


As Vlad's efforts lead to ever-greater understanding of man-machine communications, and of the information content in our own voices, the value of this work climbs exponentially. mra.



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