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April 02, 2008

Quick links: speech recognition

Now that CTIA 2008 is underway, the stream of new product/service announcements is starting.

Nuance Communications is announcing:

Voicemail to Text, a voicemail transcription service that delivers high-quality readable messages to mobile devices. Offered through carriers, the service uses Nuance’s world-leading speech recognition and transcription workflow solutions to convert voicemails left on any voicemail box into text. Transcribed messages are sent to users as SMS or email messages.

Nuance is also providing its Mobile Speech Platform to TeleNav for mobile GPS support. From the Nuance Web site:

Mobile users can conveniently access TeleNav GPS Navigator on a device they already carry with them and receive information in real-time based on their current location. Voice destination entry, which makes navigation services easier to use on mobile phones, has the ability to significantly enhance an already fast-growing market for mobile navigation. Industry analyst firm, In-Stat predicts that the total number of mapping and navigation mobile phone subscribers could exceed 70 million worldwide by 2012.

From the blog Wireless Speech Recognition about another service that uses the Nuance software:

France Loisirs, the French version of a mini-Amazon.com, has now selected Atos Worldline to host and operate a new automated telephone order service, based on speech recognition. The service is named “Commande Flash” & both smooths out / combines the different purchasing channels already available and reduces human-handled calls.

Looking at the healthcare sector, the Speech Recognition blog's Risking a SpeechMagic-Dragon Comparison? seems has started much discussion.


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