InfoWorld: IBM's latest for Linux is speech recognition, but is ViaVoice ready to do business?
Aug 27, 2000, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM is making a strong push to fully support Linux. One
interesting offering is its ViaVoice Dictation for Linux. It has
been on the Windows platform for a while, and IBM recently decided
to bring its speech recognition star to the Linux platform."
"I've always been interested in speech recognition technology.
I'd love to write my stories while hiking or check e-mail while
watching TV. The technology has come a long way in the past few
years, with ever more accurate recognition and improved voice
training. But it always seems that we're still a few steps away
from truly useful speech recognition."
"Most people are disappointed when they try speech
recognition for the first time. They expect sci-fi quality voice
transcription levels of recognition that require no training or
customization. But human speech is highly variable and
inconsistent -- no two people speak the same words in exactly the
same manner, and we often use context to infer the words and
meanings in speech we hear."
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