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The aim of this survey was to investigate the current market for audiotex services in Europe and the opportunities that audiotex applications may offer for the development of the information services market. For the purposes of the survey, audiotex services have been defined as those where information is supplied through on-line access to a database using voice or tone recognition. Audiotex services are interactive and may be free of charge for the caller or paid for. Services which are intended purely for entertainment purposes have not been covered by the survey, nor have purely passive message services, except in so far as they represent precursors of true audiotex services. The research techniques used for the survey are described, and details are given of the audiotex market in Europe, Japan and the USA. Factors which will affect the growth of audiotex services in Europe are discussed and recommendations to enhance this growth are presented.

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Authors: DANCZAK J, Electronic Publishing Services Ltd., London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13601 EN (1991) 69 pp.
Availability: Electronic Publishing Services (Publications) Ltd., 104 St. John Street, London EC1M 4EH (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 0-9517344-0-7
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