Rob's Rhapsody

Rob Chambers talks about Speech Recognition, Life at Microsoft inside OSD, and other random thoughts...
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    Geekzone 2006

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    A blogger (Tim Haines) from New Zealand recently wrote about a demo he saw of Windows Speech Recognition given by Microsoft's very own Nathan Mercer at Geekzone 2006 . Here's what he had to say about Nathan's demo: The way you can drive Vista by voice...
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    Larry Magid: Vista's voice feature not bad

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    Larry Magid wrote an article that I just read on Mercury News on Vista's new Windows Speech Recognition. Apparently, Larry recently broke his elbow and he's become one of the many who have a "temporary" disability. His elbow will get better (hopefully...
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    Command and Control versus Dictation

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    Some folks over at Pronexus recently asked the question: Will people use speech in Vista ? [I think so ... but I'm probably a bit biased... ;-)] They go onto ask for which things will people use Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista. For example...
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    Using Vista: Controlling your computer using voice only

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    One of the things I do every day is read what users are saying about Windows Speech Recognition in blogs, on the net, and in USENET groups. I love doing this because I can often help users who are having problems, and/or I get candid feedback about what...
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    Interview with Oliver Scholz

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    A few days ago, Long Zheng posted an interview with our very own, Oliver Scholz, Program Manager for Windows Speech Recognition. The interview provides an interesting insight into one of the many people working on Windows Speech Recognition here at Microsoft...
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    Running Windows Speech Recognition on a MacBook Pro

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    After posting yesterday about a user comparing Apple's speech recognition with Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista pre-RC1 , I found it rather interesting to read this morning about a user actually running Windows Speech Recognition on his MacBook...
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    OS X Tiger's SR vs. Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista

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    This weekend I read a short blurb on a customer blog that talked about Vista's Windows Speech Recognition compared with that of Apple's OS X Tiger release. Here's what the customer had to say: I installed RC1 of Windows Vista for my wife about 2 days...
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