Rob's Rhapsody

Rob Chambers talks about Speech Recognition, Life at Microsoft inside OSD, and other random thoughts...
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    Dragon can convert speech into text twice as fast as you can say it?

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    Here’s what the article says exactly: Dragon NaturallySpeaking® Medical […] can save healthcare organizations thousands of dollars per doctor each year in reduced or eliminated manual transcription costs by converting speech into...
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    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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    My wife, Kris, sent this to me this morning. I burst out laughing when I watched it. http://www.msn.americangreetings.com/view.pd?i=382219626&m=1652&rr=y&sou
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    Transcription - How important is it to you?

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    Some people use a feature that’s commonly included as part of a speech recognition product, called transcription. Transcription is the process of recording your voice on a portable recording device, transferring that recording to the PC, and then having...
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    HomeSeer - Speech activated home automation

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    HomeSeer also uses Microsoft Speech technologies, both Speech Recognition (SR) and Text to Speech (TTS). You can check them out here . Here’s what they say about themselves on their web site: Home Automation Software & Systems for the Professional...
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    Speak4CAD AutoCAD Speech Recognition Software

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    Here’s another new Microsoft Speech technology based application that was just released in November. It’s a voice control system for AutoCAD, called Speak4CAD . Here’s what they say on their web site: Double your CAD Productivity Stop typing with...
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    TextAloud

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    From NextUp.com : Text-to-Speech software leader NextUp.com (www.NextUp.com) has released version 2.068 of its popular TextAloud software. This upgrade includes a new Firefox Browser Plugin which adds a TextAloud toolbar to the popular web browser...
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    Applications that use Microsoft Speech technology?

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    In a quest to understand how our technology is used by customers, I’d really like to know what speech applications that you use (or know about) that use Microsoft Speech technology. If you use an appliation that uses Microsoft Speech technology, send...
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    My blogs in the Seattle PI

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    Apparently Todd Bishop over at the Seattle PI reads my blog. He linked to my blog entry about Bill Gates and Demo Day earlier in the week. Thanks Todd.
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    Speech Recongition in MSDN Magazine, January 2006

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    Robert Brown from the Speech and Natural Language team wrote a great article on Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis targeted at a developer audience for the January 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine. Check it out here .
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    BillG Demo Day

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    Each quarter Bill Gates has a day set aside to get demos from people around the company on different products, features, and technologies. The idea behind it is to give Bill some hands on time with the products before they're ready for prime time. ...
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    CRN | Microsoft Business Strategy | Microsoft Execs Tout Product Roadmap to Approving Shareholders

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    In a recent article reported on CRN, Bill talked a little bit about Speech. During his remarks, Gates plugged the upcoming Office 12 and said it featured "dramatic interface improvements." He also noted that long-term investments in television technologies...
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    Connecting with the customer

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    On a different level entirely... :-) Enjoy: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/technet/itsshowtime/sessionh.aspx?videoid=9999
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    Speak4CAD -- speech enabling AudoCAD

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    I found an interesting application tonight. Speak4CAD -- made by Enact Technology. Here's their blurb from their press release today; Atlanta , GA --Enact Technology, LLC has announced the release of its speak4CAD recognition software, the first...
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    Ford puts XP machine in F-Series pickups

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    Interesting story on CNET this morning about how Ford has put a full fledged Windows PC into their Ford F-Series pick up trucks. Ford is using a Stargate Mobile built tablet running Windows XP Tablet PC edition. The most interesting part of the story...
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