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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RE: My own experiences..
by RawMustard on Wed 9th Aug 2006 11:31 UTC in reply to "My own experiences.."
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Perhaps when kiwis learn to pronounce english correctly, speech recognition software may have a slight chance at working properly. Being married to one, I'm constantly asking her to repeat what she just said. I'm afraid that Fushun chups or suxdi sux don't count as proper english ;)

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RE[2]: My own experiences..
by iangibson on Wed 9th Aug 2006 15:33 in reply to "RE: My own experiences.."
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So what is the 'correct' pronunciation of English? Let me suggest that it is certainly not the way Americans speak.

Not that there is a 'way' - there are many regional accents across the USA just as there are in Britain and elsewhere across the English-speaking world.

For speech recognition software to be remotely useful, it surely must be able to accommodate all of the many accents that are out there.

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RE[3]: My own experiences..
by Alleister on Wed 9th Aug 2006 15:43 in reply to "RE[2]: My own experiences.."
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Well, that is only possible to a certain degree. On the other hand, you can't expect an speech recognition system to understand spoken language better than a human.

I don't know how bad the dialects are inside of america, but there are german dialects even i as an german do not understand.
So people who want to be understood by their software will have to try to speak with as few dialect as possible, because a computer wont do better work than a human on this.

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