Larson Technical Services: Voice Technology Consulting

Exercise 9.1

Construct a list of commands for use by the driver of a car.

A. Identify and list commands for controlling a car’s radio.

  • (Turn) Radio off
  • (Turn) Radio on
  • (Select) AM
  • (Select) FM
  • Increase volume
  • Decrease volume
  • (Select)Previous station
  • (Select Station) 1 (previously set a station frequently listened to)
  • (Select Station) 2 (previously set a station frequently listened to)
  • (Select Station) 3 (previously set a station frequently listened to)
  • (Select Station) 4 (previously set a station frequently listened to)

B. Identify and list commands for controlling a car’s environment (heater, air conditioner, defroster, etc.)

  • Increase temperature
  • Decrease temperature
  • (Turn) temperature (control) off
  • (Turn) temperature (control) on
  • (Turn) defroster on
  • (Turn) defroster off

C. Identify and list commands for controlling a cell phone.

  • (Turn) phone on
  • (Turn) phone off
  • Dial nnnnnnnnnn
  • Increase volume
  • Decrease volume
  • Hangup

D. Integrate the lists (a) – (b) into a single list of commands for use in a car.

After combining the above three lists, notice that there are two pairs of identical commands that must be extended to indicate the device being controlled:

  • Increase radio volume
  • Decrease radio volume
  • Increase phone volume
  • Decrease phone volume

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