A speech interface to the PENGASP system

Christopher Nalbandian, Rolf Schwitter*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The increased presence and accessibility of online speech recognition services has encouraged an investigation of the effectiveness of using such a service to allow users to speak a textual specification in controlled natural language instead of typing it. Google’s Web Speech API provides an accessible and portable speech recognition service that integrates well with web-based interfaces. Using Google’s Web Speech API, we present the design and implementation of a speech-based interface for the PENGASP system. We do this in order to examine the usefulness of speech-based input for controlled natural language processing and to explore potential synergies between speech-based and text-based input.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControlled Natural Language - 5th International Workshop, CNL 2016, Proceedings
EditorsBrian Davis, Gordon J. Pace, Adam Wyner
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319414973
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event5th International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2016 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jul 201627 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Other5th International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Controlled natural languages
  • Predictive text editors
  • Speech interfaces
  • Speech recognition services


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