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Error correction of voicemail transcripts in SCANMail

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Error correction of voicemail transcripts in SCANMail
Despite its widespread use, voicemail presents numerous usability challenges: People must listen to messages in their entirety, they cannot search by keywords, and audio files do not naturally support visual skimming. SCANMail overcomes these flaws by automatically generating text transcripts of voicemail messages and presenting them in an email-like interface. Transcripts facilitate quick browsing and permanent archive. However, errors from the automatic speech recognition (ASR) hinder the usefulness of the transcripts. The work presented here specifically addresses these problems by evaluating user-initiated error correction of transcripts. User studies of two editor interfaces--a grammar-assisted menu and simple replacement by typing--reveal reduced audio playback times and an emphasis on editing important words with the menu, suggesting its value in mobile environments where limited input capabilities are the norm and user privacy is essential. The study also adds to the scarce bo...
Moira Burke, Brian Amento, Philip L. Isenhour
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CHI
Authors Moira Burke, Brian Amento, Philip L. Isenhour
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