Military Applications of Natural Language Processing and Software [chapter]

James A. Rodger, Tamara V. Trank, Parag C. Pendharkar
Annals of Cases on Information Technology  
A preliminary feasibility study aboard U.S. Navy ships utilized voice interactive technology to improve medical readiness. A focus group was surveyed about reporting methods in health and environmental surveillance inspections to develop criteria for designing a lightweight, wearable computing device with voice interactive capability. The voice interactive computing device included automated user prompts, enhanced data analysis, presentation and dissemination tools in support of preventive
more » ... of preventive medicine. The device was capable of storing, processing and forwarding data to a server. The prototype enabled quick, efficient and accurate environmental surveillance. In addition to reducing the time needed to complete inspections, the device supported local reporting requirements and enhanced command-level intelligence. Where possible, existing technologies were utilized in creating the device. Limitations in current voice recognition technologies created challenges for training and user interface.
doi:10.4018/978-1-93070-840-2.ch002 fatcat:cnvstpnqtfgynlu66xe6e45noq