WP8 Speech – Exploring the MVVM pattern

Today’s post will be the first in a series discussing how I’ve used the MVVM (Model, View, View Model) pattern to build a full blown user experience for the “Search On” application I’ve previously blogged about. If you haven’t read the earlier posts, you might want to take a few minutes and see where we…

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WP8 Voice Commands: Dynamic Phrase Lists … From Azure!

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been demonstrating various features of the new speech platform included in Windows Phone 8.0. So far, we’ve covered the following topic areas: Start Speech Enabling your apps! … where I consolidated a bunch of resources, and uploaded a video of a “real world” Windows Phone application that I’ve “speech…

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WP8 Voice Commands: Wildcards

In today’s post, we’re going to dig into a very useful feature of the Windows Phone 8.0 speech platform, specifically how to use wildcards with the VoiceCommandService. As those of you following along already know, in our first post, we built a WP8 speech app, called “Search On”, enabling users to “Search On Amazon” by…

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WP8 Voice Commands: Phrase Lists

Today, I ’m going to show you how to extend the app we built in yesterday’s post, using something we call Phrase Lists. Using a Phrase List, we’ll be able to let users of our “Search On” application “Search on” 15 more sites, not just search on Amazon.com. Here are a couple examples of how…

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How many lines of code does it take to build a complete WP8 speech app?

In today’s post, I’m going to show you how to use the three different parts of the speech platform on Windows Phone 8.0: Voice Commands, Speech Recognition, and Speech Synthesis. To do that, we’re going to build an actual application, that has real value, but hopefully will be less than 100 lines of code. Ready?…

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Windows Phone 8 is here! Start speech enabling your apps…

It’s time to start speech enabling your Windows Phone applications, developers! In today’s post, I’ll kick things off by consolidating and linking to a bunch of different resources that you can use to get started. I’ll also show you a real world application, that’s not a toy / sample app, that I’ve built using the…

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Want to see what you can do with Speech across 3 screens and a cloud?

Happy 2010!   I talked about what we’ve all been up to in 2009 in the Speech group on the Speech Team blog the other day… Focusing across the 3 screens and a cloud…   I also thought it’d be interesting to see the demo/video I put together on Channel 10 that demos some of…

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Speech Server 2007 Resources

If you want to start developing on Speech Server 2007, you should probably start off using the Speech Server 2007 Developer Edition – a free, yet fully functional version of the retail product. You can download it here. Please be sure to follow the steps in the Installation Notes exactly, otherwise the installation may fail….

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Speech Macro of the Day: Speech Dictionary

I get feedback from people, from time to time, that they’d like a more efficient way to add items to their speech dictionary. Although, there is a facility in Windows Speech Recognition already to do this, it’s one word at a time, and it only allows you to record the pronunciation, not specify it yourself….

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Windows Speech Recognition – ExactMatchOverPartialMatch

A user wrote in over the weekend with a question about how to automatically choose an item when prompted with our clarification user interface in Windows Speech Recognition (WSR). But … Before I answer that question, I have to give a little background. What is our clarification user interface? When the recognizer hears the user…

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