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Postby William Wen » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:10 pm

How about voice web browser plugin? So I can listen to the web RSS resources or topic news while driving...
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Postby plusminus » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:19 pm

With a Text2Speech-Library this would be kinda easy (at least for RSS-feeds) :)

Nice idea.
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Postby William Wen » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:30 pm

Right! It will be a hard work if I want to control the web page through voice input (voice recognition and operation) :)...

plusminus wrote:With a Text2Speech-Library this would be kinda easy (at least for RSS-feeds) :)

Nice idea.
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Postby MrSnowflake » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:45 pm

There is a text2speech lib, so just create your own rss read, and you have an awsome application :D.
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Postby plusminus » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:48 pm

MrSnowflake wrote:There will be text2speech lib, so just create your own rss read, and you have an awsome application :D.
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Postby MrSnowflake » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:51 pm

Well yeah, technically we are both correct :). The lib exists, we only can't use it :D.
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Postby coding_android » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:50 pm

The thing is how often have you used text recognition? I have it built into my old phone, into the navigation system, into some pc apps but I haven't really used it. I don't know if it will ever be used.
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Postby MrSnowflake » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:53 pm

William is talking about text2speech, not speech recognition.
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Postby plusminus » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:13 pm

In the following post, he also talked of voice recognition :P
William Wen wrote:Right! It will be a hard work if I want to control the web page through voice input (voice recognition and operation) :)...
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Postby William Wen » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:12 am

Thank you all guys above.
As I know, text2speech always sounds unnatural, and the maturity for voice recognition is even worse. What I really mean is that the demand of listening to the web while moving, especially driving, does exists...

plusminus wrote:In the following post, he also talked of voice recognition :P
William Wen wrote:Right! It will be a hard work if I want to control the web page through voice input (voice recognition and operation) :)...
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Postby coding_android » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:06 am

Ah ok just misunderstood that. It is right that text2speech could be very interesting if it is nicely done. But I haven't seen a system that surprised me with a fluent spoken voice. :-) But sure I'm open for new developements in that area. Are there some apps for testing that do text2speech very good?
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