[extropy-chat] Re: Read All About It

Dustin Wish with INDCO Networks dwish at indco.net
Wed Jul 14 17:12:48 UTC 2004


I am curious if you maybe interested with your background in voice. I am
President of a group called OSSRI (Open Source Speech Recognition
Initiative) which focuses on an Open Platform for speech and speech
development, mainly Linux. We have members from CMU, the OpenOffice.org
project, and NASA as members of the group. We work to promote speech related
technologies mostly for those with disabilities. We also promote speech
enabled solutions to make the human experience better. It is free to join
and we don't charge dues. I would be pleased if you take me up on the offer
as it is always great to have great minds involved. 

The link is: www.ossri.org 

Dustin Wish
System Engineer & Programmer
INDCO Networks
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead
 where there is no path and leave a trail."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

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Subject: [extropy-chat] Re: Read All About It

Amara Graps writes: 

> I would say that voice training is almost necessary for those people
> using mostly voice input devices.

Yes.  When I worked at IBM, the people developing and testing the voice 
input systems couldn't work on them regularly.  They became hoarse after a 
full day of constant talking, and had to recover with a couple of days not 
talking.  They avoided using the system unless they had to use it for 
testing.  They preferred to work without the voice input.  Although it 
sounds cools in a science-fictiony way, voice interface is not very usable.

It would be good for public kiosks and small transactions, but not for 
working all day. 


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