ABSTRACT: This document contains the view of Telcordia on functional requirements for a Speech Processing Peripheral (SPP) in support of the
Directory Assistance Automation (DAA) application. This application applies speech processing technology to partially or fully
automate directory assistance calls (e.g., calls to 411 or 555-1212). The speech processing capabilities include play_announcement,
process_voice, collect_digits, collect_voice, access_data, and establish_connection. These capabilities could be applied to other
applications besides DAA going forward. In addition, this GR describes SPP performance, programmability and operations,
administration, and maintenance requirements.