[asterisk-users] Opensource Speech recognition for Asterisk

David Backeberg dbackeberg at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 13:34:05 CDT 2010

On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 10:49 PM, Duncan Turnbull <duncan at e-simple.co.nz> wrote:
> Voice recognition is a pain for people with accents and poor lines and when

Everybody has an accent. Some people live in a place where the people
they talk to sound like themselves, so they forget that fact.

Of course, this is a huge problem if you, for example, want to have an
English language voice recognition system that works across the
continental United States. Even for people who speak 'correct' or
'common' English for their region, these systems aren't that great in
my experience. The bigger of a vocabulary you have, the worse trouble
you'll have, because these systems, again, in my experience, only know
synonyms or alternate regional words for the same thing if they were
programmed by somebody who thought of the synonyms / alternate words /
alternate legitimate pronunciations.

Anybody with an imagination can think of plenty examples, for example,
from the United States:
* soda / pop / soft drink / beverage / drink / Coke / other trademarked names

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