Friday, January 18, 2008

More on speech recognition

Speech Recognition has some interesting (and kind) comments on my recent post on speech recognition. A couple of points seem particularly worthy of mention:

First, I hadn't been aware of the sheer volume of texting (I personally hardly ever use it). Volume in the UK averages on the order of a billion messages a week, approaching 20 messages per week for every person in the country (mobile phone user or not). Again, that's a lot of messages, especially considering that the device in question is optimized for speech and more or less pessimized for text.

The post then goes on to mention If you ever want to know what set of hoops to jump through to bypass a company's twisty maze of voice/touchtone menus all alike, give it a whirl.

1 comment:

David Hull said...

Note to self: I text quite a bit now. Occasionally using speech to text.