Speech recog (was Re: Extropian Lurker Gets New 'Puter!Joins

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*lib.org)
Tue, 22 Jul 1997 09:35:53 -0700

I've been researching this recently. There are two new products out that
claim to provide connected-speech recognition, and a third from a VAR who
says they've got the offline dictation-later recognition scenario solved.

The two companies are Dragon Systems and IBM.

I'll post more in another message soon, late for work.

Critical point is noise floor of the sound card.

Current leader for s/n: Turtle Beach Pinnacle or Fiji.
Downside: Turtle Beach is a small company, sometimes has to
orphan products rather than write new drivers for them.

You can also check comp.speech newsgroup, it's buzzing.


>I did see a IBM/ Microsoft product that was only $50 that claimed you could
>speak and have the machine type your words. ANYONE HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH
>Warmest Regards to all,
>Rudi ( I need to develop a more creative screen name... this happens to be my
>*real* one!)
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