Live Search for Windows Mobile — Now with Speech Recognition!!

The press release just went live. The web site is online. And the details are all spelled out. Here’s what the press release has to say about Live Search: Live Search for Windows Mobile with voice input. The updated Live Search for Windows Mobile® 5.0 and 6.0 will be available for download for free on…

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Windows Speech Recognition demo in Microsoft’s Financial Analysts Meeting

Yesterday I had the day off. I went to the Woodland park Zoo with my son, Nicholas, with his summer camp. It was a blast. There was a bit of downtime around lunchtime, so I thought I’d check out the news. I was shocked when I read this headline on my Windows Mobile phone: Speech…

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FAM: Vista SR Demo failure — And now you know the rest of the story …

As I posted yesterday, I got a chance to check out the machine that Shanen used for the Financial Analysts Meeting demo. I confirmed that it was just what I suspected: An audio gain issue. If you watch the video clip on MSN Video you can see in the speech user interface that the microphone…

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SpeechTEK Windows Speech Recognition Demo — Flawless

I just got off the stage here at SpeechTEK… Wow, that was cool! The demo went almost flawlessly. 8 minutes of 100% accuracy. Nice! The only “mistake” was when I said “Select Rob Chambers”. The recognizer got it right but … the user error on my part was that the text in the document was…

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Getting around Microsoft campus — Is it time for an electric scooter?

I’ve worked here at Microsoft now for almost 12 years. It’s crazy when I think about it. 12 years is a long time. That’s the same amount of time it took to get from 1st grade thru senior year. Yikes! When I started at Microsoft in 1995, the campus was pretty small compared to now….

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Microsoft Anna – The new TTS voice in Vista

Since I posted yesterday, I’ve gotten some questions about the TTS engines that Microsoft includes in the OS itself. Well, here’s the deal… Microsoft has shipped TTS engines in the OS before. In the Windows XP time frame, for example, we shipped three different voices that were all based on the same underlying technology: Microsoft…

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Every single thing Windows Vista Speech Recognition is listening for

Many people have been wondering what the entire command set is for Speech Recognition in Windows Vista. Short of giving you the source code (which I can’t do … :-)), this is this best way I’ve come up with sharing that information with you. It’s been compiled by hand, by me, so there might be…

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Macro of the Day: Tell me the weather forecast for Redmond

Another good request for a macro came in the other day, this time from Brian (Thanks Brian). Here’s what he wanted: A macro that can tell him the weather forecast. Once you install this macro, you’ll be able to say things like "What is the weather like in Redmond", or "Tell me the weather forecast…

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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…

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Bill Gates talks about Speech Recognition — again!

Bill Gates has always been a big advocate of Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis inside and outside Microsoft. I’ve also had the great honor and opportunity to talk with Bill many times about Speech Recognition. Ina Fried, from CNET News, just posted an interview with Bill’s opinions on where we’re going with Voice in general,…

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