[VoiceOps] voice-to-text

Jay Hennigan jay at west.net
Wed Oct 2 13:17:41 EDT 2013

On 10/2/13 8:06 AM, Brandon Lehmann wrote:

> It appears that many of of the speech-to-text engines are designed for
> phrases instead of names. Would anyone happen to have any
> recommendations for speech-to-text engines that do a good job
> recognizing names? Are any of them better than others regarding dealing
> with accents?

None will be perfect, and spelling of names varies.  You'll probably
have better luck going the other direction, typing the names into a
text-to-speech application and having it speak the names.

"The lord's johnson" - Heh!

Of course, one can play games with text-to-speech conversion as well.  I
have a friend who reads email this way and will occasionally throw in a
phrase like "If you see Kaye, why owe you?" just to keep him on his toes.

Jay Hennigan - CCIE #7880 - Network Engineering - jay at impulse.net
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