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Natural vs. Artificial speech
Forwarded on behalf of a colleague.
>Please see the attached message. I would appreciate any help you can provide.
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>Thank you for your help!
>My name is Dawn Allen, and I am a graduate student at the University of
>Alabama in Huntsville. I am working toward a Master's degree in
>Experimental Psychology, concentrating in the Human Factors area. I am
>working on a thesis under the direction of Dr. Jim Bliss, and I am trying
>to find information on the mistrust of speech alarms, more specifically
>natural (human) vs. synthetic (automated) alarms.
>To give you some background on what I am doing with my thesis, I am
>looking at pilot mistrust of natural vs. synthetic alarm signals and how
>this mistrust influences alarm response and flight task performance. For
>example, I want to look at pilot performance when given a warning from the
>automated cockpit system such as TCAS versus the air traffic controller's
>"natural" traffic warning.
>I am trying to find literature on natural vs. artificial speech. Any
>information you may have or any suggestions of places that I may look
>would be very helpful and greatly appreciated.
>Thank you for your time.
>James P. Bliss, Ph.D.
>Assistant Professor, Psychology (MH 126)
>The University of Alabama-Huntsville
>Huntsville, AL 35899
>Phone: (256) 890-6191 (w)
>Fax: (256) 890-6949
>Personal - http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Lab/1349/
>UAH - http://www.uah.edu/colleges/liberal/psychology/
>PY 101 - http://126.96.36.199/general/
>TV HFES - http://freeweb.digiweb.com/science/hfeshsv/index.html