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Speech Recognition Software
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Is anyone here currently, or in the past, used speech recognition software? I'm curious because if it is as good as claimed, perhaps it is worth the time and effort.

Anybody have any comments to make?
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Bahhh!! If it wasn't for keyboards, we'd all be drooling on the floor by now. It's the last little thing that's keeping up the wiring between our fingers and our brains. Voice recognition will turn us all into Java the Hut slugs. Our arms will atrophy. We'll all end up like some mutant versions of T-Rex ... scary in only the most hideous sense of the word. I'm so envious of people that play the piano ... jealous of their wiring. Eventually we'll all be ordering machines to do our work and type our text and cook our food and put it in our mouths ... then shortly after we'll become extinct ... like T-Rex.

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Why don't we just use voice recognition and teach monkeys to speak for us? If we had an infinite number of them we'd be producing great reams of classic literature!!
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#3
When I access it on car phones, they never understand me. Hillbilly isn't one of their dialects.
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(07-22-2015, 02:17 PM)Palladin Wrote: When I access it on car phones, they never understand me. Hillbilly isn't one of their dialects.

I don't understand what you mean here.
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They cannot recognize what I request. I say "481-9743" and they never dial 481-9743.

My wife says, "call Andrew" and it repeats back, "call Edderd"( which is a nickname of a buddy of ours). Happens constantly.

The voice recognition is not for hillbilly dialect.
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#6
My own english language recognition is also not compatible with hillbilly dialect. I'm afraid I will have to ask you to repeat constantly what you are saying if we ever meet in reality. S2
And even then, there is only 30% chance that I understand correctly. For me hillbilly/US english is like a long oscillating wavelenght with encrypted words hiding behind...
No wonder a machine doesn't do any better.

I was reading an off line article about a new software imitating the human voice to the perfection. In a way that it's impossible to distinguish from a real human one. It's a voice imitation software but it could make a revolution in text-to-speech and speech-to-text technologies.
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What do you want, Palladin, if you don't pronounce the "n", the "d", and pronounce "a", "r", "e" and "w" all in the same way with no distinction wahtsoever... Sometimes I wonder how even you humans can understand each others in the south-mid states...
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(07-21-2015, 08:40 AM)John L Wrote: Is anyone here currently, or in the past, used speech recognition software? I'm curious because if it is as good as claimed, perhaps it is worth the time and effort.

Anybody have any comments to make?

Siri (Apple), Cortana (Win 10) and Android Voice (does it have a name?) all do surprisingly well and their speech to text is fairly accurate, although not 100% one hundred percent of the time.

GPS Nav systems, in-car and standalone, don't seem to do so well.

What speech recognition software are you wondering about John L?
I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!
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(08-24-2015, 05:32 PM)Fredledingue Wrote: What do you want, Palladin, if you don't pronounce the "n", the "d", and pronounce "a", "r", "e" and "w" all in the same way with no distinction wahtsoever... Sometimes I wonder how even you humans can understand each others in the south-mid states...

Fred, back in the late 70s, when I was in commercial construction management, I had a series of jobs in the Tri-Cities area.

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I hired a crew and we went through several new Sullivan County schools being built, installing work stations, cabinets, and partitions, etc. Sullivan Country was growing like gang busters. Its one of the most beautiful parts of Tennessee.

One of the young fellows I hired was a fellow named Leo(forgotten his last name). But Leo was so backwoods and in the hills, that his speech was almost impossible to understand. It was a genuinely pleasant experience to listen to something that was soon to disappear. We used to love to just hear him talk, and he had a wonderful disposition and a great worker.

He used to tell about he and his wife moving to Michigan to live with relatives, and work in construction there. And he said that ever break they took, the site workers would gather around him just to hear his accent. It was so thick that there was no way any TV show could ever hope to imitate. he was a true gem, and I hated to see him go when I finished up there.

I'll remember Leo 'til the day I die. Palladin doesn't hold anything on Leo, believe me. Leo was so hillybilly that I don't think a car could have gotten to where he grew up. S13
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#10
Best hillbilly bad voice was the assistant coach in the movie, "Waterboy."

I switched back to Comcast from ATT and now have a new remote with a microphone. Hold down the blue (lighted) button and say the name of the channel, actor, show, or movie and it gets it right. I've got Southern roots, and occasionally have lazy-tongue, but so far it's been 100%. Pretty impressive. (BTW: you can tell Southern: greazy vs. greasy.)
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(08-25-2015, 05:02 PM)WmLambert Wrote: Best hillbilly bad voice was the assistant coach in the movie, "Waterboy."

I switched back to Comcast from ATT and now have a new remote with a microphone. Hold down the blue (lighted) button and say the name of the channel, actor, show, or movie and it gets it right. I've got Southern roots, and occasionally have lazy-tongue, but so far it's been 100%. Pretty impressive. (BTW: you can tell Southern: greazy vs. greasy.)

Bill, I thought all that Farmer Fran thing was clearly a hick Quebecer with a speech impediment. If you listen closely, you can pick up the bastardized French in it. Absolutely no "hillbilly bad voice" there. S13
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#12
Hey John L -

did you miss my question above?
I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!
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#13
Farmer Fran wasn't a hick Quebecer with a speech impediment, he was supposed to be hick Creole Cajun, wasn't he? ...From the south of the French Quarter?

Maybe we can get Vicki Vallencourt to soup up your new lawnlower?
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(08-25-2015, 06:42 PM)JohnWho Wrote: Hey John L -

did you miss my question above?

Sorry JW. I really don't have any one in particular. I was just trying to get a feel from other members. I've never used speech recognition before, but am considering it.
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(08-25-2015, 07:35 PM)WmLambert Wrote: Farmer Fran wasn't a hick Quebecer with a speech impediment, he was supposed to be hick Creole Cajun, wasn't he? ...From the south of the French Quarter?

Maybe we can get Vicki Vallencourt to soup up your new lawnlower?

Never watched the Waterboy before. I just researched and found Farmer Fran, and he used French idioms. 'So called' Hillbillies never use French idioms.

As for "Creole Cajun", that is two entirely different idioms. Creole is Black African at root, and Cajun is to French Whites living on the Bayou. Its still bastardized French, mixed with English.
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#16
Yeah, Waterboy is a Bayou boy. You might get a kick out of it. The Colonel Sanders in it is better than the current one.
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