Reference: Shiffman, S.; Lane, C. D.; Johnson, K.; & Fagan, L. M. The Integration of a Continuous-Speech-Recognition System with the QMR Diagnostic Program. Washington, D.C., 1992.
Abstract: We describe a continuous-speech interface for Quick Medical Reference (QMR), which allows physicians to input spoken descriptions of physical-examination findings, or observations. We analyze the difficulties in designing a continuous-speech interface for systems that use medical terminology. We present a method for matching spoken finding names expressed in natural language to QMR terms. The method is based on a semantic representation of findings that both minimize the effect of misrecognition and to derive grammars that are necessary for supporting the recognition process.
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