Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 9th Aug 2006 05:12 UTC
Windows "Surprise surprise. Windows Vista speech recognition actually works. Contrary to what MSNBC criticize as a ‘wreck', the speech recognition technology is well developed and highly usable, says Long Zheng.
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Wow
by ValiantSoul on Wed 9th Aug 2006 05:57 UTC
ValiantSoul
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2005-07-20

I typically don't say this about Microsoft products, but this is pretty cool. I like the ideas about when multiple options are available and the screen coordinate system.

Anyone know if OS X has somethign similar? (Never looked into it - just curious)

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RE: Wow
by REM2000 on Wed 9th Aug 2006 08:23 in reply to "Wow"
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2006-07-25

yeah the mac has the same functionality in Tiger, not sure about previous versions.

Good demo, glad to see Vista is starting to pull together, i hope Microsoft release another public beta (i know they said they will) soon, i also hope it's a lot better than Beta 2 as i wasn't impressed.

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RE[2]: Wow
by Alleister on Wed 9th Aug 2006 10:28 in reply to "RE: Wow"
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2006-05-29

The catch with Tigers speech recognition is, that it is only available in english. Of course that doesn't matter if you an native english speaker but i'm happy that i'll get german speech recognition in vista which is something Apple has no plans for. There will also be a chinese version. Dont know thou what other languages are planned.

I have not tryed myself, since i wont install beta software on my work-box, but a friend of mine tryed it and claims that the german speech recognition works quite well.

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