"All the cool developers use speech APIs" has moved

I’ve been unable to post with anything like the frequency I need to to make this blog worthwhile.  Sorry about that. The good news is that I’m passing the reins for the speech API portion of my blog over to Chuck Opperman, the program manager for the speech APIs (yep, I should have done it ages…


New Speech Server video on Channel 9

https://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=208891 Albert, Mithun and Dave talk us through some of the great new capabilities of the next version of Speech Server. I worked on the initial version of Speech Server (2004), as well as some of the plumbing of the server and API in the upcoming version.  It’s great to see what the Speech Server…


Updating speech samples for beta 2

When beta 1 shipped, we published this article in MSDN Magazine. We’ve made some minor tweaks to the API for beta 2, and I figure what better way to illustrate them than to walk through the samples in that article and update them for beta 2. First, the install.  I installed two pieces of software: Vista…


A ring tone adults can’t hear

Have you heard about this?  http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/12/technology/12ring.html?ex=1307764800&en=2b80d158770dccdf&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss The irony is that it’s an offshoot of a “teenager repellent” security device.  Poetic. — (Okay, not quite speech related.  But certainly audio and communications related.)


Recent ZDNet article on speech

http://insight.zdnet.co.uk/software/applications/0,39020466,39274587,00.htm A high-level tour around speech synthesis and recognition.


Please Mr. Skype, may I have a SIP?

Happy 1st birthday, Skype Developers’ Program: http://about.skype.com/2006/06/skype_developers_program_hits.html Let’s face it, who doesn’t like Skype?  And major kudos to them for deploying such a successful application and platform. You know what I’d love to see?  I’d love Skype to offer SIP & RTP interoperability, so I can use any of the plethora of available VOIP software,…


It’s been a while

I stopped working in ernest on speech APIs around September last year (i.e. the PDC timeframe), to focus on some of our natural language technology instead (it’s all part of the same team).  Anyways, that’s why I’ve been lazy about posting anything on speech for the last 6 months.  Shame on me. 😛 Speech and…