Nicole Simon's Useful Sounds

Useful Sounds No. 048: Web site change and my experience with MS Speech API for dictation

Aug. 28, 2006

About what I have been doing lately as well as my experiences with Microsoft's idea of speech recognition.

Download MP3 (24:08 min, 14.2 MB)

Show notes:

  • The usual hickup with a crashing audition

  • Are you still there? Useful Sounds has moved over to - please update your links as well as check your podcatcher. :)

  • All podcasts entries have been moved over to this web page and all blog postings should be merged to cruel to be kind

  • Redirecting the feed: Shoutouts to Podnova for handling of the feeds as it is supposed to be!

  • Buuh for Odeo! I had to kill the old feed and am not able to transfer you, sorry. (Link to the new page on odeo.)

  • Some comments on my recent trip to the States
    • Steep streets in San Francisco (try of picture proof one and two) and touristy stuff
    • The museum of modern art - nothing I can relate to
    • The Vegas Style: "European" structures in San Jose

  • Quiting my old job and some vacation in too warm Germany

  • World Cup: unexpected flag explosion all over the place, my stay at the Coca-Cola flat and a new addiction to Coke Blak

  • My failed experiments with English Speech Recognition
    • testing especially the MS Speech Engine API
    • why can't I train such an application with my own writing? What better way to train it with your own voice and style?
    • I don't mind training an application - I know I don't fit into your saved profiles! But at least I am consistent in my speaking.
    • stupid training lessons from Microsoft for voice training - who talks like H.G. Wells or Aesop?

  • Portable Media Expo is coming! Yuuuuhuu! :o) :) :)

  • Do not give up your audio podcast! Not everybody loves Video!

  • A teaser for next episode:
    In a world of infinite choice, context - not content - is king.

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