Dragon can convert speech into text twice as fast as you can say it?

Here’s what the article says exactly: Dragon NaturallySpeaking® Medical […] can save healthcare organizations thousands of dollars per doctor each year in reduced or eliminated manual transcription costs by converting speech into text at up to twice the speed of the spoken word. They can even convert the text before I say it? Wow. I…


Happy Thanksgiving!!

My wife, Kris, sent this to me this morning. I burst out laughing when I watched it. http://www.msn.americangreetings.com/view.pd?i=382219626&m=1652&rr=y&sou


Transcription – How important is it to you?

Some people use a feature that’s commonly included as part of a speech recognition product, called transcription. Transcription is the process of recording your voice on a portable recording device, transferring that recording to the PC, and then having the speech recognition system listen to that recording, and insert the words it thinks it hears…


HomeSeer – Speech activated home automation

HomeSeer also uses Microsoft Speech technologies, both Speech Recognition (SR) and Text to Speech (TTS). You can check them out here. Here’s what they say about themselves on their web site: Home Automation Software & Systems for the Professional Integrator & Home AUtomation Enthusiast Control lighting, security, HVAC and home theatre all from one central…


Speak4CAD AutoCAD Speech Recognition Software

Here’s another new Microsoft Speech technology based application that was just released in November. It’s a voice control system for AutoCAD, called Speak4CAD. Here’s what they say on their web site: Double your CAD ProductivityStop typing with one hand and drawing with the other hand–it’s time to focus on the task at hand…getting the details…


From NextUp.com: Text-to-Speech software leader NextUp.com (www.NextUp.com) has released version 2.068 of its popular TextAloud software. This upgrade includes a new Firefox Browser Plugin which adds a TextAloud toolbar to the popular web browser, allowing users to listen to web pages read aloud on their computer. Also, users can easily convert text from web news…

Applications that use Microsoft Speech technology?

In a quest to understand how our technology is used by customers, I’d really like to know what speech applications that you use (or know about) that use Microsoft Speech technology. If you use an appliation that uses Microsoft Speech technology, send me some email telling me about the app, and a link to a web site…

My blogs in the Seattle PI

Apparently Todd Bishop over at the Seattle PI reads my blog. He linked to my blog entry about Bill Gates and Demo Day earlier in the week. Thanks Todd.


Speech Recongition in MSDN Magazine, January 2006

Robert Brown from the Speech and Natural Language team wrote a great article on Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis targeted at a developer audience for the January 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine. Check it out here.

BillG Demo Day

Each quarter Bill Gates has a day set aside to get demos from people around the company on different products, features, and technologies. The idea behind it is to give Bill some hands on time with the products before they’re ready for prime time. This year, I was lucky enough to have 20 minutes to…