Rob's Rhapsody

Rob Chambers talks about Speech Recognition, Life at Microsoft inside OSD, and other random thoughts...
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    Dictation deletion commands

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    Continuing on my theme of diving deeper into dictation commands, today I’ll tell you all about the commands you can use to delete text from your documents: Here’s a recap of the dictation commands used to delete text: “Delete [ word or phrase...
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    Dictation Selection commands

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    In my previous post about Dictation commands, I listed a bunch of commands with little to no details on what they actually did. I'm going to go thru them, section by section, and describe them in more details. Today, I'm going to talk about the selection...
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    Palm, Microsoft forge peace with handheld

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    A Palm Treo — running Windows Mobile 5.0. Yeah, baby!! I heard about this development a few months ago from some of my friends inside the Windows Mobile & Embedded Devices Group. I can hardly wait to get my hands on one to play with …...
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    Dictation commands in Windows Vista Speech Recognition

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    Finally, things are settling down a little bit here at work, and I can get back to blogging about features in Windows Vista Speech Recognition. Several readers asked about dictation, and about what commands would be available to facilitate dictating…If...
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    Car PC Hacks

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    If any of you are interested in getting a PC in your car, you should definitely check out a new book from O’Reilly: Car PC Hacks . I had to figure all this stuff out myself since I put my PC in before the book came out, but you don’t have...
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    Running Windows Vista Speech Recognition in my car

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    I’ve had a Windows XP machine in my car for a little over a year now. Some people think putting a PC in a car is absolutely crazy. Well … Sometimes I think that too. But … It’s been up and running pretty reliably now for over...
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    Company Meeting

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    Microsoft's Company Meeting was today -- and it was a special one at that. This year, Microsoft celebrated it's 30 year anniversary. Pretty amazing that Bill's dream of a computer on every desk and in every home is so close to be achieved... In addition...
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    Customized speech vocabularies in Windows Vista

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    Some of my blog readers have been wondering if they can use customized vocabularies in Windows Vista. Before I answer that, I should probably describe a little bit about how a speech recognizer works, so you can appreciate why someone might want to know...
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    Speech at the PDC last week

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    It looks like Rob and Philipp’s session at the PDC was a success. Here are a couple blogs I found that discussed what attendees were able to see: Speech recognition and synthesis in Windows Vista posted on The OSNN PDC '05 Blog : In Robert...
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    Microsoft's not as bad as this article says

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    I just read this article today on businessweek.com. They try to make Microsoft out to be this really terrible place to work. I’ve been working at Microsoft for over 10 years, in many different groups. I’ve seen a lot of things in that time...
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    Philipp and Robert's talk at the PDC

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    Philipp and Robert from the speech group gave a talk today at the PDC on speech recognition. I can't wait to hear how it went! I'll be checking both of their blogs today to see ... You should too if you couldn't make it to the PDC this year...
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    Bill says speech is for commercial companies ... not the free software types

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    Here's another interview with Bill Gates. He's been busy lately. :-) In this one, Bill is discussing the benefits of commercial software and how that compares with free software. Bill is basically sayhing that the free software can't do some of the...
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    Bill Gates on Speech Recognition

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    There's an interesting interview on zdnet from yesterday where Bill Gates talks about many things. Speech is one of them. Here's what he had to say: This morning, you were speaking about some of the tough problems that software hasn't solved--speech...
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