History of Speech and Language Technology
The documents and websites listed below may prove useful to anyone interested in learning more about the history of speech and language technology.
Janet M. Baker (Saras Institute/Dibner Institute at MIT), "Milestones in Speech Technology - Past and Future!"
Eirovamp (Voice Adapted Multipurpose Prepherals) maintains a web site which includes tutorials on the basic principals and history of speech recognition and synthesis. From their Home page, click on "Training" to get to the tutorial menu.
IEEE History Center has created (with the aid of a Sloane Foundation Grant) a website on Automatic Speech Synthesis & Recognition which includes interviews with seminal contributers (under "Archives") to speech technology an other relevant materials. http://www.ieee.org/organizations/history_center/sloan/ASSR/assr_index.html
The American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), founded in 1979, includes on their website an variety of materials on the history of speech technology.
History of Speech and Language Technology Project, Saras Institute / c/o Janet Baker, 173 Highland Street, West Newton, MA 02465 USA
Email: <Janet_Baker AT email DOT com>