Speech Understanding Research Project (SUR)
A project funded by DARPA in the early 1970s with the goal of producing an automatic speech recognition system with the capacity to understand 90 percent of continuous speech (as opposed to isolated words) about some limited subject matter and making use of a vocabulary of at least one thousand words.
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