PDA

View Full Version : VISTA's voice recognition



akiwiguy
01-27-2008, 01:21 AM
I've just bought a new laptop and am using Vista for first time, and last night did the voice recognition tutorial (which itself begins the process of learning my Kiwi-speak), then headed into Word and did a bit of a test. I was astonished that the first few sentences I spoke were interpreted with 100% accuracy. Then a few glitches that didn't seem very easy to correct, etc. Part of a learning curve.

But just curious whether people here have persevered and how they are now finding it. I know enough about these things to know that it takes quite a while to get a high level of accuracy, but am wondering how high that level ever becomes.

Something is quite appealing to me about the idea of doing fast first drafts by audio. Anyone?

SpookyWriter
01-27-2008, 01:23 AM
I still scribble my work on napkins.

kristie911
01-27-2008, 01:53 AM
I still scribble my work on napkins.

Toilet paper works better. :)

SpookyWriter
01-27-2008, 02:00 AM
Same difference.

akiwiguy
01-27-2008, 02:06 AM
Toilet paper works better. :)

Yep, flushed a few momentary flashes of inspiration myself. Problem is, regret it five minutes later and there just isn't a "Restore from backup" option.

SpookyWriter
01-27-2008, 02:12 AM
Just give it time and Bill Gates will have this problem solved with Loo v.1.3.