Technoleg Iaith a Lleferydd || Speech and Language Technology
20/12/2014
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Examples of SALT

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SALT is increasingly a part of our every-day lives.

Here are some examples:

  • Spell checkers and grammar checkers
  • Voice-dial on your mobile phone
  • Voice-activated car radio
  • Automatic plagiarism detectors
  • Voice enabled websites for visually impaired users
  • Websites with roll-over vocabularies to aid language learners
  • Software that scans and converts a printed document into a word processor compatible file
  • Software that extracts all specialized terminology from a document
  • Websites that offer approximate translation of text from one language to another
  • Handheld devices that recognize the user’s handwriting
  • Software that allows users with a speech impediment to communicate using a computerized voice
  • Automatic telephone booking services with simple speech recognition
  • Cameras that automatically take a picture when the subject smiles
  • Visual thesauruses

SALT is also widely used as research and development tools that play an important part in the creation of products such as the above.