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Speech recognition - Interprets human speech and translates it into text or commands. Primary applications are self-service and call routing for contact center applications; converting speech to text for desktop text entry, form filling or voice mail transcription; and user interface control and content navigation for use on mobile devices, PCs and in-car systems. Speech Therapy - Training to help people with speech and language problems to speak more clearly. Source: Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary Speech/facial recognition - The ability of a machine or program to identify words and phrases in spoken language and convert them to a machine-readable format. http://searchcrm.techtarget.com/definition/speech-recognition. Source: Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary Staffing - The process of acquiring, deploying, and retaining a workforce of sufficient quantity and quality to create positive impacts on the organization’s effectiveness. Source: Heneman and Judge in Staffing Organization Statistics - A branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data Statistics and probability - The ratio of the number of outcomes in an exhaustive set of equally likely outcomes that produce a given event to the total number of possible outcomes. Source: Business Directory.com Statistics/demographic analysis - Examines every single data sample in a population (the set of items from which samples can be drawn), rather than a cross sectional representation of samples as less sophisticated methods do. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/statistical-analysis Stem Cell Therapy - Also called Regenerative Medicine, is an intervention strategy that introduces new adult stem cells into damaged tissue in order to treat disease or injury. New and current Regenerative Medicines can use stem cells to create living and functional tissues to regenerate and repair tissue and organs in the body that are damaged due to age, disease and congenital defects. Source: American Academy of Regenerative Medicine Storage - The place where data is held in an electromagnetic or optical form for access by a computer processor. http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/definition/storage Strategic planning - Is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. Strategic vision - Ideas for the direction and activities of business development. Generally included in a document or statement so all company managers can share the same vision for the company and make decisions according to the shared principles and company mission. Source: Business Directory.com Stress management - A predetermined strategy for coping with psychological or emotional turmoil using a wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person's levels of stress, especially chronic stress, usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning. Source: businessdictionary.com Supply chain - The network of all the individuals, organizations, resources, activities and technology involved in the creation and sale of a product, from the delivery of source materials from the supplier to the manufacturer, through to its eventual delivery to the end user. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/supply-chain Supply chain management (distribution) - A holistic perspective of supply chain processes and technologies that go beyond the focus of delivery, inventory and traditional views of cost. http://searchmanufacturingerp.techtarget.com/definition/supply-chainsustainability Surveillance - A digitized and networked version of closed-circuit television (CCTV). http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/IPsurveillance Surveying - To query (someone) in order to collect data for the analysis of some aspect of a group or area or to examine as a condition, situation, or value. Source: Business Directory.com ©Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 49