Journal of Information Technology

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A brief outline of voice input facilities leads to a working glossary and a summary of indications and contra indications for voice input solutions. A representative survey of equipment and applications is followed by an examination of what is needed to hasten widespread implementation of voice input systems. Criticism of the communication between the voice input industry and the effective decision makers precedes some suggestions as to how the situation could be improved. Emphasis is placed on the importance of getting experience with existing facilities so that future developments in hardware capabilities will have a successful reception. The report is intended to be useful to IT practitioners interested in voice input applications and developments, as well as the industry. Comments, improvements and criticisms are invited, expected and eagerly anticipated.