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  • Blog Post: Dr Dobbs Article on Windows 7 Speech

    http://www.drdobbs.com/windows/223101480?cid=RSSfeed_DDJ_All
  • Blog Post: I'm back on Speech!

    Mwa, ha, ha, haaa!  Yes, I've (re) joined the Speech at Microsoft team (yay!) where all sorts of speech grooviness is happening, in bigger, better and cooler-than-ever ways (seriously!).  Years ago, when I started this blog, it was to talk about speech APIs, and I'm going to return to those...
  • Blog Post: SP2 has been updated to support speech barge-in

    You wanted barge-in back. We heard you. It's back. Response Point SP2 now supports speech barge-in as a checkbox in the Configure Automated Receptionist dialog box: To install it.... Rather than supply a separate patch that would need to be applied every time you installed SP2, we've slip...
  • Blog Post: Streamlining your Automated Receptionist Greeting

    (Don't ping me on barge-in right now - or at least, if you do, I don't have any more info yet. Hopefully soon. UPDATE 3/14/09: barge-in is supported in SP2 ) In the meantime, here's a nice technique for streamlining your Automated Receptionist greeting. (UPDATE 3/14/09: This is a good technique in...
  • Blog Post: Trouble-Shooting Speech Recognition

    (UPDATE 3/14/09: take a look at the 10 ways to optimize speech recognition quick guide.) There have been lots of posts all over the web about how cool Response Point ’s speech recognition is. But every now and then somebody tells us it’s not working out so well for them. If you know somebody who’s...
  • Blog Post: New Speech Server video on Channel 9

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=208891 Albert, Mithun and Dave talk us through some of the great new capabilities of the next version of Speech Server. I worked on the initial version of Speech Server (2004), as well as some of the plumbing of the server and API in the upcoming version...
  • Blog Post: Updating speech samples for beta 2

    When beta 1 shipped, we published this article in MSDN Magazine. We've made some minor tweaks to the API for beta 2, and I figure what better way to illustrate them than to walk through the samples in that article and update them for beta 2. First, the install. I installed two pieces of software...
  • Blog Post: Recent ZDNet article on speech

    http://insight.zdnet.co.uk/software/applications/0,39020466,39274587,00.htm A high-level tour around speech synthesis and recognition.
  • Blog Post: MSDN Magazine article on speech in Vista

    Okay, so I haven't been completely idle: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/01/speechinWindowsVista/#void (Thanks to Robert Stumberger, Rob Chambers, and the other folks here at Microsoft who helped put this together).
  • Blog Post: Building a speech telephony app

    Bosky wrote : "basically i want my speech server to be able to accept a call, quickly port it say to another 'something' . so is this possible ? i hear MS offices themselves at some places have replaced the phone opperator with spech recognition based speech servers . so how to tackle this situation...
  • Blog Post: WinFX speech API changes in PDC CTP

    Joseph Kilada wrote "Robert, can you give any hints as to whether the WinFX Speech APIs have changed at all in build 5219 (or whatever the PDC build is) compared to Beta 1?" Sometime soon I'll post updates to all the samples I've put in this blog, to make them work with the PDC CTP. The major functionality...
  • Blog Post: Introducing SAPI 5.3

    Vista (a.k.a. Longhorn) has a new version of SAPI: 5.3. SAPI 5.3 is an incremental update to SAPI 5.1. The core mission and architecture are unchanged across all 5.x releases. Among a variety of tweaks, SAPI 5.3 has these overall improvements: Support for W3C grammar and TTS formats (SRGS and...
  • Blog Post: Speech recognition of interviews & videos

    Jonathan Tregear recently posted some comments/questions on speech recognition of interviews (in response to a brief discussion I had with Scoble in my Channel 9 interview a couple of months back). I looped in Frank Seide from Microsoft Research Asia to answer these, since he's done a lot of work in...
  • Blog Post: Speech interview on Channel 9

    Channel 9 just posted an interview with me . Some links to stuff I talk about: The new speech API I posted about a few days ago The app I demo when I dial 0 is running on Speech Server , and the case study I mention is here . You may also be interested in some of our research web pages...
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