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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Speech Macros, Typing Mode and spelling Mode in Windows Speech Recognition

A Windows Speech Recognition user wrote in this week to compliment us on Windows Speech Recognition, and to ask a couple questions. I keep seeing these same questions over and over again, so I thought I’d take the time to document my answers for everyone to see! Here are his questions: 1.) Is Microsoft going…

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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 – 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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Windows Speech Recognition in Vista: Dictation Everywhere

Here’s a question from a reader about the Dictation Everywhere feature in Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista: This feature is thus very important to me and my future as a PC user. I have found that in many form fields (such as the one I’m using to send this message) dictation is impossible unless…

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Windows Speech Recognition – Correction Panel Commands

As part of the “Every single thing WSR is listening for” series, here’s a list of correction panel commands. “Number [NUMBER]””Select [NUMBER]””Click [NUMBER]””Choose [NUMBER]””[NUMBER]” Selects an item in the correction panel. Items are numbered: [NUMBER] is a placeholder for numbers one through nine “Ok””Click ok” Confirms that the selection is correct, or to confirm any other action…

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Windows Speech Recognition: Dictation commands

As part of the “Every single thing WSR listens for” series, here’s a list of dictation commands: “Select that””Unselect that””Clear selection” Selects/unselects the unit(s) nearest the cursor [typically the last item(s) spoken] “Correct””Correct that” Selects for correction the unit(s) nearest the cursor [typically the last item(s) spoken] “Spell that” Selects for spelling the unit(s) nearest…

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Windows Speech Recognition: General commands

As part of the “Every single thing WSR is listening for” series, here’s a list of general commands. “Start listening” Tells WSR to start listening to your commands/dictation. “Stop listening” Tells WSR to stop listening for your Speech. “How do i [TASK NAME]” Allows you to  ask a question to your computer. The task name is used…

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Windows Speech Recognition in Vista: Every single thing WSR is listening for

About a year ago I put together a list of every single thing Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista is listening for, but that was before all the code was final, and before we reacted to some feedback from users. So… That list is a little stale, now. Time for a refresh! But … Because…

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