Term Glossary

Voice Search

Voice search is speech recognition technology that allows users to search by saying sentences aloud instead of by typing them into a search field with a keyboard. The increasing daily use of smart phones and other Internet of Things (IoT) – web-enabled devices – has spurred recent interest and popularity in voice search.

Voice search queries are a two-way conversation in which the goal is to help the user complete daily tasks in real time – like setting appointments within a calendar, booking a plane ticket, or making a repurchase of a familiar product.