In computer science and electrical engineering, speech recognition (SR) is the translation of spoken words into text. It is also known as "automatic speech recognition" (ASR), "computer speech recognition", or just "speech to text" (STT).

A Historical Perspective of Speech Recognition

With the introduction of Apple's Siri and similar voice search services from Google and Microsoft, it is natural to wonder why it has taken so long for voice recognition technology to advance to this level. Also, we wonder, when can we expect to hear a more human-level performance? In 1976, one of the authors (Reddy) wrote a comprehensive review of the state of the art of voice recognition at that time. A non-expert in the field may benefit from reading the original article.34 Here, we provide our collective historical perspective on the advances in the field of speech recognition.

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