Joe Calev's WebLog

Posts and information about Microsoft Office Communications Server and sometimes off topic posts.

November, 2006

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    Interviewing tips

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    I will take a brief step away from globalized speech applications today and talk about some tips for interviewing. These tips may or may not help you when interviewing at Microsoft because I differ sharply from many of my colleagues on how to interview...
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    Writing globalized speech applications - Part II - Do I have to?

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    OK, so you have an application that will be deployed only for three counties in Northeastern Kansas and are quite sure that you will never need to worry about different date formats or languages? Are you positively truly 100% sure about that? What if...
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    Outbound political calls

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    One thing that certainly was new to me this election year was the number of outbound calls we received for political campaigns. They would generally start with "Hi I'm...". I really don't know much more beyond that because by then I had hung up. In...
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    Writing globalized speech applications - part I introduction

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    For those of you who have attempted to write a speech application that works in different cultures and/or languages, you have probably noticed that this is not a straightforward thing to do. While Speech Server supports applications that run in multiple...
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    Writing globalized speech applications part III - Strategies for determining the language

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    When creating a multilingual application, one thing that is often overlooked is how to determine what language the user speaks. Most applications follow one of the following strategies. 1) The application already knows the language. With this strategy...
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    Moving on... (sort of)

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    For those of you who know me, you may already know that for the past two years I have worked on the Microsoft Speech Server (newly Office Communications Server) team as a Software Designer Engineer in Test on the authoring team. During that time I owned...
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