voice recognition

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  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    just wondering if anyone out there uses voice recognition on a regular basis? I'm using it now to type this post, or rather to speak it.
    I know that most people have probably had a quick play around with it especially since Microsoft included it with office XP, but does anyone use it seriously? :)
     
  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I'd try it if I had a mic :shrug:
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    you should get one, it's fun
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I've played with Dragon NaturallySpeaking a long time ago, but I've never used it on a regular basis. I'm sure it's improved quite a bit in accuracy since I last used it.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Using v7 here, I've spent about an hour training it, needs a bit more training, but it's pretty accurate as it is :)
     
  6. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i would like to try a few pices of software if there anygood ;)

    i've used then in the past + they've not been 2 reliable ;)
     
  7. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    My son set it up on our pc and I made him take it off in the end........stupid pc started typing on it's own :confused:
     
  8. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Problem is my annoying Aussie/Kiwi accent. Can't get me too far with voice rocognition. Annoys me how U.S dominates everything.:(
     
  9. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    HMMMmmm and if we use this software - where does that leave project dolphin? You should get in touch with them - could start an exclusive new project to recognice VR words or something (j/k!)
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    If you've got office give it a go, after training it I found Office XP to be quite good, I haven't tried it with Office 2003 yet, not sure if it's an area they've improved on though :)


    It only works when turned on. Dragon Naturally Speaking has a nifty little tray icon you can just click to turn it on and off (or a button on thr bar if you have that showing) and office has the language bar with a mic on/off button too


    I found that if I spoke in an american accent Office would work better, but dragon seems to work when I speak naturally, I have quite a lazy English accent, I dont normally pronounce things as they are ment to be, but it still manages to work. If it doesn't you can just shout 'correct' at it, and tell it what you meant. :)


    haha, you could just talk gibberish to it.. or leave it listening to the TV :p :D
     
  11. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i only have works :(

    any good software i can get off internet or in a shop?
     
  12. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    I used IBM viavoice many moons ago, but found it to be very obstructive, much like older OCR software.
    You'd spend more time training the damn thing than you would actually using it!.:mad:

    I suppose like all things digital, this has come on in leaps and bounds since I last battled with voice recognition software.
    Life just seems too short!. hehe
    If the newer software is really good then I'd give it a bash!,
    I'm a slow finger typist anyhow :eek:, so anything would be a speed improvement imho :D
     
  13. Grandmaster

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    I might try out Dragons Naturally Speaking..
     
  14. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Bleh........I'd rather type.We had to put on a posh voice to use it cause damn thing couldn't understand me accent.
    A friend tried other software that wouldn't have it either :confused:
     
  15. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    If it doesn't understand you then you haven't trained it enough. simple as that.

    Where humans can walk up to almost any person who speaks the same language and decipher the accent, a computer can not, it doesn't recognise speech in the same way that we do, it recognises wave patters and other formations created by the sounds we make. Therefore you have to train it specifically to your voice and the noises which you create when talking.
     
  16. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Nah I think I'll stick to typing.....I don't want people listening to what I'm posting,there's things that kids shouldn't hear ;)
     
  17. Infinite0

    Infinite0 Universal Translator

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    My only experience with voice recognition stems from the time a few months ago I called up (on the home phone) to get a movie schedule for a local Hoyts movie theater. There was a conversation in the next room that kept screwing up the computer. It took me a minute to actually realize that it was ALL voice prompted, no pressing buttons ... which would have seemed a whole lot easier. =/
     
  18. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Voice recognition right now is a nice toy that's been heavily marketted. The PC could recognise keyboard commands and mouse clicks a heck of a lot faster than voice commands. Of course, if you're disabled and had no other choice then voice recognition is a necessity and I believe at the moment, this is the only realistic use for it.

    The most annoying thing is that you must have no background noise. Technology is nowhere near the stage where the PC can recognise specific voices and distinguish it from others. It's simply too inconvenient to maintain the ideal environment - especially since I like playing music in the background. If you take a good look at those futuristic movies, people use voice commands but haven't replaced the keyboard for voice recognition.
     
  19. NetRyder

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    Yeah, I tried the one included with Office XP a while ago as well. I was quite impressed. It seemed to recognize most of what I was saying although I speak with nothing even close to an American accent :)