Speech Recognition on Handhelds

Voice is arguably as unique as our fingerprints. Voice is not only produced by the voice box, but is also shaped by the throat, tongue, lips, teeth, chest and head. Put that together with ascents and dialects and you have quite a challenge understanding spoken language. Now not only can Windows on the PC comprehend […]

Voice is arguably as unique as our fingerprints. Voice is not only produced by the voice box, but is also shaped by the throat, tongue, lips, teeth, chest and head. Put that together with ascents and dialects and you have quite a challenge understanding spoken language. Now not only can Windows on the PC comprehend 8 languages, but so can Windows on the mobile phone, or at least one anyway.

Recently the Live Search for Mobile team introduced voice input in their application for Windows Mobiles. And it works remarkably well according to some early responses. Check out this quick demo by Microsoft’s speech-guru Rob Chambers.

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Speech Recognition, Handheld, Mobile Device