Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Oct 2011 20:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I don't think I've ever seen this before, but please correct me if I'm wrong. Samsung anf Google were supposed to unveil the Samsung Nexus Prime with Android Ice Cream Sandwich next week, but in a surprise announcement, the companies said that the press event is cancelled - out of respect for Steve Jobs. In the meantime, leaked specifications reveal that the Nexus Prime could be a real doozy.
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RE[7]: press release interpreted
by Neolander on Mon 10th Oct 2011 17:12 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: press release interpreted"
Neolander
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Second, there are homophones. Two different words which are pronounced in the same way. These are very frequent in the basic French vocabulary, I don't know what the situation is in English.

How does a voice recognition system discriminate between both ? It can use two tools : the frequency at which a word is used (when in doubt, the most frequently used word is the safest bet), and structural analysis of the sentence to check which word it is most likely to be.

As an example of the second form of discrimination, in French we have "a", which is the present form of the "avoir" (to have) verb, and "à", which is used to introduce location complements in a sentence. Both are extremely common. To discriminate between both, the voice recognition system could check the sentence for the presence of a verb. If there is none, then we are most likely talking about "a".

I hope that it is obvious that both word frequency analysis and sentence analysis are operations that are best adapted to each individual user, who has a different way to speak. So we need learning, so we need AI here too.

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