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Friday, 12 October 2012

DICTATING. (12/10/12)

After heavy rain last night to day has dawned bright, windy, cool and very wet underfoot.

Being a little bored I decided to investigate speech recognition.  I used it years ago in Windows XP and found it pretty useless, its only real use was as a source of amusement.  As you can see in  Windows 7 it has come on by leaps and bounds and is actually of some practical use.

It still takes much longer than typing but I am sure that are more I'll use it better it will get.  I suspect that it struggles a little with my northern accent.  I dread think how the queen would get on as she has a very peculiar way of expressing herself.  I have been correcting the copy so far but will dictate the following paragraph without correction.

Mary had a little lamb at least as white as snow and everywhere but Mary went glam shall to go.

Mary had a little lamb boots police was white as snow and everywhere but Mary went by lamb bars issue of to go.

As you can see far from perfect but speaking at normal speed and it isn't doing a bad job. I have had as remember is not curse the dogs.  Four price sake dogs give up !  Alf now shut up.

There are a couple pictures from this morning……………………………….

PA124320_1_2_3_4_tonemapped

PA124315_6_7_8_9_tonemapped_edited-1 Buys you can see a grand start to the day.

Hope you enjoy interrupting this and have a great weekend.

Long-at-

28 comments:

  1. A grape cupful of son dries shops avian...[;o)

    Have a good weekend, up early for the Grand Prix?

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    1. No Trevor, I have to watch on Iplayer. So don't let me know. Just had a lad stopping next to me with a Mini Miglia.... 40k for a mini? I thought my Formula Ford 2000 was slow. I tried formula 3000 and wet myself it was too quick for me. I blamed Oulton Park it has corners.
      I've gone back to tipping.

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  2. That could put a whole new meaning on some of the nursery rhymes.

    Cracking last shot. Better than the sunrise we had here.

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    1. It's available free by going to Start>help and support> type in Speech Recognition> Then follow the destructions. Passes an hour.
      The east coast and flat makes for good skies.

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  3. Speech recognition and the editing needed.would make it not worth the effort.A Canadian accent might kill speech recognition!!!
    Great morning skies after the rain.

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    1. Red, if you have the patience it will learn your pronunciation.

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  4. Must give it a try - even if just for the entertainment value. Lovely skies!

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    1. Pauline, it is getting better.....typing is quicker but not half as entertaining.

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  5. This is the first time I have ever used speech recognition on my computer. I use it all the time on my iPhone. It seems to have come out perfectly. What I wonder now is why I have never done it before. Perhaps it is something to do with accent. Gaz uses Siri on his phone and it comes up with some strange words but he has a soft Hebridian accent. I will definitely try this again. This will be very handy on the iPad.

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  6. Love the pics by the way.

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    1. Mac speak is obviously better than Windows speak.
      I can't recall a Hebridian accent but a west highlander would definitely test any system.....mumble mumble mumble.

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  7. Gorgeous golden dawn! Next line ;)

    So following your directions, and donning my ear phone/mic get up, I began. My computer was 'listening' to me. As my son walked in the door, I said, "Stop listening".

    My son, looking perplexed, said "Stop listening to what?"

    I replied, "I was talking to the computer."

    Raised eyebrows, shaking head, looking up home for mum. ;)

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  8. Glo, I have a similar problem with the dogs....they think I'm speaking to them and join in. Makes a right mess of dictation.

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  9. How did you get the skies like that, simply beautiful.

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    1. HDR processed with Photomatix then dropped into PS Elements and the grass given a swipe with the saturation sponge to lift the yellow reflection.

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  10. ♪彡♪♫°¸.•♫°`
    Passei para uma visitinha e só tenha uma coisa para dizer:
    suas fotos são artisticamente belas.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ♪♫♫°✿°`╮

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    1. Magia, muito obrigado, tenho uma boa semana, abraços.

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  11. Haven't tried speech recognition since Windozy95 days. I was trying to imagine how it would cope with artificial speech accent plonkers like Lloyd Grossman.
    Another cracking Sunrise.

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    1. John, it has come on in leaps and bounds. It learns so gets better. I am spared Lloyd Grossman.

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  12. By the time you've edited the corrections, you may as well have typed it anyway. It produces sentences similar to my wife having a migraine. Lovely photos all the same.

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    1. Gary, it is a pain but after an hour I used the tutorial and repeating phrases it knew made a massive difference. I suspect there are better programmes but not for free.

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  13. Gods, your landscape shots are incredible. You've got a gift for these types of shots!

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  14. Chris, thanks I take dozens of them.

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