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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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…

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Dictation Selection commands

In my previous post about Dictation commands, I listed a bunch of commands with little to no details on what they actually did. I’m going to go thru them, section by section, and describe them in more details. Today, I’m going to talk about the selection commands that help with dictation… First, here are the…


Dictation commands in Windows Vista Speech Recognition

Finally, things are settling down a little bit here at work, and I can get back to blogging about features in Windows Vista Speech Recognition. Several readers asked about dictation, and about what commands would be available to facilitate dictating…If you don’t see a command that you’d expect to see, let us know (even if…

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Customized speech vocabularies in Windows Vista

Some of my blog readers have been wondering if they can use customized vocabularies in Windows Vista. Before I answer that, I should probably describe a little bit about how a speech recognizer works, so you can appreciate why someone might want to know about customized vocabularies. A speech recognizer’s job is a difficult one….


Windows Vista Beta 1 Speech Recognition Features

There are many features in Speech Recognition in Windows Vista Beta 1 (and even more in Beta 2 — but I can’t tell you about those yet ). I can, however, tell you about all the cool work we put into Beta 1. In the spirit of connecting with customers, though, I’d like you, the…


Commanding and Dictation – One mode or two in Windows Vista?

A few followers of my blog have recently asked me: In Office XP, Office 2003, and in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, there are two separate modes for Commanding and for Dictation. Will this still be true in Windows Vista Speech Recognition? I’m very happy to say that we’ve “fixed” that in Vista. Windows Vista Speech…

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