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audio response[′ȯd·ē·ō ri′späns]
A form of computer output in which prerecorded spoken syllables, words, or messages are selected and put together by a computer as the appropriate verbal response to a keyboarded inquiry on a time-shared on-line information system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
voice responseThe generation of voice output by computer. Voice response systems deliver prerecorded information over the telephone with or without interaction by the caller. The voice is typically segments of digitized human voice that are strung together to make sentences, but it could also be synthesized voice. As the technology matures, totally synthetic voices sound more natural. Interactive voice response systems may provide personalized information for callers by providing access to databases (see IVR). See text-to-speech.
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