A type of speech recognition
which can recognise speech as it is naturally spoken rather. than. spoken. one. word. at. a. time. fullstop. This term is used to distinguish it from isolated word recognition
. It's what is used in commercial products such as IBM
's Naturally Speaking
; although typically systems capable of continuous speech recognition can also be used for isolated word recognition.
They are usually implemented using hidden Markov models, together with some tricks such as bigrams and use of production rules to enhance accuracy.