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Dagobahn Eagle
01-28-2007, 02:48 PM
Apparently, Vista will have a built-in Engrish feature! (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1123221217782777472) Watch and muse.

Samnmax221
01-28-2007, 02:57 PM
I think this came up before when we were discussing Vista, at any rate I've seen it before.

jebbers
01-28-2007, 02:58 PM
I like the way the camera man gets the extreme close up of his mouth and then pans out.

And I think was posted a while back if I'm not mistaken.

Datheus
01-28-2007, 04:46 PM
It's a humorous video, but I've used the speech recognition. If you have a decent mic and speak as clearly as the guy in the video did, it works quite well. It also helps to pause between commands.

MrWally
01-28-2007, 04:48 PM
Yeah, I saw it somewhere as well.

Is OTM a trustworthy source? I've never heard of it before. While the closeup on the mouth may be a cool effect, it's something that a normal news organization would never do...

jon_hill987
01-28-2007, 04:50 PM
LOL! Voice recognition is always rubbish. I can't use the "voice calculation" training program in Brain age on my DS because it cannot understand me when I say "six", it is fine with other numbers though.

BTW: there is a "best of youtube" thread for posting stuff like this.

Datheus
01-29-2007, 04:52 PM
How well do they localize voice recognition? Maybe they go with a flat American Mid-West accent. Perhaps that's what makes it so hard for the DS to understand your voice, jon.

jon_hill987
01-29-2007, 05:27 PM
How well do they localize voice recognition? Maybe they go with a flat American Mid-West accent. Perhaps that's what makes it so hard for the DS to understand your voice, jon.

Probably, how should I pronounce six to make it understand me then?

Samnmax221
01-29-2007, 05:54 PM
How well do they localize voice recognition? Maybe they go with a flat American Mid-West accent. Perhaps that's what makes it so hard for the DS to understand your voice, jon.
I played around with voice recognition years ago, at least back then it gave you phrases to say to calibrate it.

Dagobahn Eagle
01-30-2007, 12:52 PM
BTW: there is a "best of youtube" thread for posting stuff like this.It was on Google Video. Nyah.
http://www.thepoop.com/1000woofs/images/nyah.jpg

jon_hill987
01-30-2007, 02:31 PM
It was on Google Video. Nyah.
http://www.thepoop.com/1000woofs/images/nyah.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y_Jp6PxsSQ. Nyah! :P

narfblat
01-31-2007, 12:16 AM
Probably, how should I pronounce six to make it understand me then?
Try talking like a machine. :P

It may actually help, though - talking in an "electronic" voice may be more recognizeable for the software, and may help supress any accents.

Alegis
01-31-2007, 06:13 AM
It's quite old, the speech recognition in RTM vista is quite lovely. I don't use it often for dictation though, but when I did its rather accurate and especially easy to correctify.
Use it mostly for launch applications or folders. Because it's very handy and fast, but also because it's completely awesome. Going to check if I can replace 'open' by 'launch', because launch is even more awesome command. "Launch xfire" !

jon_hill987
02-01-2007, 11:30 AM
Vista voice recognition will be use to hijack PC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6320865.stm)

Good one, I can see an MP3 going round saying "Open, My Documents, Select all, Delete" only to have the computer open IE7 and go to www.let'sset.com

Nalukai
02-03-2007, 02:22 AM
yet another reason i wont have this POS until 2 years from now ... looks like they are gonna have more patches than a 3 pack a day nicotine addict.