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  • Blog Post: WP8 Speech – Exploring the MVVM pattern

    Today’s post will be the first in a series discussing how I’ve used the MVVM (Model, View, View Model) pattern to build a full blown user experience for the “Search On” application I’ve previously blogged about. If you haven’t read the earlier posts, you might want to take a few minutes and see where...
  • Blog Post: WP8 Voice Commands: Dynamic Phrase Lists … From Azure!

    Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been demonstrating various features of the new speech platform included in Windows Phone 8.0. So far, we’ve covered the following topic areas: Start Speech Enabling your apps! … where I consolidated a bunch of resources, and uploaded a video of a “real world” Windows...
  • Blog Post: WP8 Voice Commands: Wildcards

    In today’s post, we’re going to dig into a very useful feature of the Windows Phone 8.0 speech platform, specifically how to use wildcards with the VoiceCommandService. As those of you following along already know, in our first post , we built a WP8 speech app, called “Search On”, enabling users to ...
  • Blog Post: WP8 Voice Commands: Phrase Lists

    Today, I ’m going to show you how to extend the app we built in yesterday’s post , using something we call Phrase Lists. Using a Phrase List, we’ll be able to let users of our “Search On” application “Search on” 15 more sites, not just search on Amazon.com. Here are a couple examples of how that’ll play...
  • Blog Post: How many lines of code does it take to build a complete WP8 speech app?

    In today's post, I'm going to show you how to use the three different parts of the speech platform on Windows Phone 8.0: Voice Commands, Speech Recognition, and Speech Synthesis. To do that, we're going to build an actual application, that has real value, but hopefully will be less than 100 lines of...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 8 is here! Start speech enabling your apps…

    It’s time to start speech enabling your Windows Phone applications, developers! In today’s post, I’ll kick things off by consolidating and linking to a bunch of different resources that you can use to get started. I’ll also show you a real world application, that’s not...
  • Blog Post: Want to see what you can do with Speech across 3 screens and a cloud?

    Happy 2010! I talked about what we’ve all been up to in 2009 in the Speech group on the Speech Team blog the other day… Focusing across the 3 screens and a cloud... I also thought it’d be interesting to see the demo/video I put together on Channel 10 that demos some of that, and talks about...
  • Blog Post: Speech Server 2007 Resources

    If you want to start developing on Speech Server 2007, you should probably start off using the Speech Server 2007 Developer Edition – a free, yet fully functional version of the retail product. You can download it here . Please be sure to follow the steps in the Installation Notes exactly, otherwise...
  • Blog Post: Speech Macro of the Day: Speech Dictionary

    I get feedback from people, from time to time, that they'd like a more efficient way to add items to their speech dictionary. Although, there is a facility in Windows Speech Recognition already to do this, it's one word at a time, and it only allows you to record the pronunciation, not specify it yourself...
  • Blog Post: Windows Speech Recognition - ExactMatchOverPartialMatch

    A user wrote in over the weekend with a question about how to automatically choose an item when prompted with our clarification user interface in Windows Speech Recognition (WSR). But ... Before I answer that question, I have to give a little background. What is our clarification user interface? When...
  • Blog Post: Introducing a new speech recognition blogger

    If you've used Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista you've undoubtedly used Eric Brown's work. He's a software developer that's worked on speech tirelessly for several years. He's mostly focused on the dilatation system we have in Windows Speech Recognition, but he's also done several other cool...
  • Blog Post: SpeechSaver -- kinda like a screen saver, but for speech recognition's listening state

    I was talking to a customer recently, Greg Duncan, and one of the things that he came up was an idea for a utility to automatically turn the speech recognition engine's state off after a certain amount of idle "speech" time. A couple emails later, this morning, Greg had already posted the full source...
  • Blog Post: SpeechTEK 2007 in NY

    SpeechTEK is always an interesting convention for those that are interested in speech technologies. I often go to see what the industry at large is up to, and to see if I can meet some customers. This year, in addition to just attending, I'll also be teaching a session at SpeechTEK University, which...
  • Blog Post: Windows Speech Recognition in Vista: Dictation Everywhere

    Here's a question from a reader about the Dictation Everywhere feature in Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista: This feature is thus very important to me and my future as a PC user. I have found that in many form fields (such as the one I'm using to send this message) dictation is impossible...
  • Blog Post: Keeping speech grammars up-to-date

    I've been having a good conversation with some guys that are working on making it easier to program by voice using Python. Their project is called " VoiceCode " and they've been working on it for quite some time. Currently it only supports Dragon NaturallySpeaking as a speech recognizer, but I'm helping...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista

    I know a lot of developers that have been waiting for this one. Yesterday, Microsoft announced the availability of Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista . I've been using a prerelease version for some time and it's great. If you are a developer and you haven't downloaded it already...
  • Blog Post: Installing additional speech recognizer languages...

    Here's a question that I get from time to time... Q: How do I install speech recognition for a language other than the language Windows Vista is running in? A: By installing a language pack. Language packs are the Windows way of installing additional language support for features included in...
  • Blog Post: Transfering profiles programatically

    Last week I wrote about how to transfer profiles using the Easy Transfer Wizard . That generated some email and some questions in the community about how to do this programmatically. That's a good question. But unfortunately, the answer isn't that straight forward currently. In the SAPI documentation...
  • Blog Post: Windows Speech Recognition -- Where's the API documentation?!

    I get a lot of email from customers every day. And some days I end up answering the same questions again and again. Don't get me wrong, I love hearing from customers, and I love enabling them to do great things with Microsoft products. The real problem isn't that customers ask questions ... it's that...
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