Re: applicable Re: Voice recognition for dashboard

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----- Original Message -----
From: Al Baker <ajb732 comcast net>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 10:06:18 -0500
Subject: Re: applicable Re: Voice recognition for dashboard
To: Srikant Jakilinki <sriks dcs gla ac uk>
Cc: Dashboard Hackers <dashboard-hackers gnome org>

 Where is the speech recognition application though?  Obviously, it's
probably not on the voice mail server.  It would have to be on
whatever application you were running on your linux desktop that let
you listen your voicemails with, like one of those linux SIP phones
(linphone or that modification to GAIM).
 In either case, if there's a phone application that's sending clue
packets there's probably better [and easier] things to get.  For
example, a phone could send clue packets based on the call itself
(name of the caller, time of call, duration of call, if the call was
answered or not, etc).  All of this information is available via
standard headers in the SIP protocol.
 Getting back to ASR, I guess you could have some ASR filtering your
voice stream in the phone and it could add those extra clues for those
dates, times, and locations -- but it wouldn't give any other context
to that clue.  For example, if you dialed into a voice mail system you
probably already know who left the voice mail and when it was left. 
If you're listening to a voice mail message, like "Hey Srikant, the
concert is on the 19th at 8 o'clock", I'm guessing that the ASR is
going to be able to recognize "19th" and "8 o'clock", so
programmatically you have whatever information you get from the voice
mail server about the message (who left it and when) and some of this
data -- but it wouldn't have your name or that it was a concert
[unless concert appears in the locations grammar].
 At the moment, I don't think there's any linux voice mail application
- either stand alone or as a feature in linphone/gaim's SIP version). 
So, if you wanted your voice mail you're probably dialing an external
number to some external mailbox and getting your voicemails through a
prompt system.  The reason I bring this up is because there'd be no
saving of voice mail messages on the user's PC.  So, there'd be no way
to easily launch something to hear the voicemail once you found the
information in dashboard.
 The more I think about it, getting SIP support into GAIM and then
getting more clues from GAIM would be a really great thing.

 On Fri, 2004-09-17 at 07:31 +0100, Srikant Jakilinki wrote: 
 I would say that the dates, times and locations - are always
important as clues. In technical terms, they are called "named
entities". The IBM package would become uber-cool if we could identify
names of people as well. And it would be nice to integrate all this
with telephony. Like say, extracting information out from our
voicemail boxes. I also think that we should have a page on Dashboard
to collect all these links. They are just embedded somewhere deep
within the mailing list. On Friday September 17th 2004, Al Baker
wrote: > What IBM is releasing sounds like it will have a limited
grammar and > grammar detection support in it. The article mentions it
would > primarily recognize speech for dates, times, and locations --
e.g. for > reservation systems. Probably not very applicable to
dashboard until it > could do the things you describe below. > Just my
2 cents. > Al > On Mon, 2004-09-13 at 22:54 +0200, Nils Erik Svangård
wrote: > > Hi! > > I read on slashdot that IBM is releasing a
voicerecognition packet as > > opensource. > > It would be very cool
if dashboard could create cluepackets from the > > speechrecognition
software and dig up info on what whatever you are > > talking about. >
> I would be cool for a radiostation, they could get cool trivia on >
> whatever the callers or dj is talking about. > > And it would be
cool if you just could pipe your favourite > > radiostation throught
dashboard and get relevant info as you listen! > > ;) > > > > =) > >
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