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Google voice goofy message transcriptions

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by geodr, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. geodr

    geodr Member
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    I don't think my friends have such bad pronunciation or bad reception, but the Google Voice transcription of their messages is comical - almost like reading a foreign language. Is this everyone's experience? Is there any way to "train" the transcription to improve?
     

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  2. CeePeeBee

    CeePeeBee Well-Known Member
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    I have just the thing.........

    .......don't make friends with oxygen thieves ;)
     
  3. takeshi

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    Depends on the caller. Some are transcribed better than others. Some speak more clearly than others.
     
  4. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member
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    In my experience, voice recognition software in general has a long, long way to go. You can train a software program to recognize your particular speech, but that doesn't mean it will recognize everyone's. I work with some docs who use transcription software and I've watched them use it. It recognizes everything they say with virtually no issues. I have used it (under their profiles) when I've been testing it and it won't recognize half of what I say. We can both say the same thing and when I say it it'll be gibberish.
     
  5. Tre Lawrence

    Tre Lawrence Well-Known Member
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    I mostly agree.

    GV transcription still needs work.
     
  6. marblejay

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    But doesn't it leave some funny versions of the messages left by people at times?
     
  7. Tangent

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    As long as it doesn't contain any personal info, I send mangled transcripts for them to use to help improve the system...
     

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