Saturday, May 26, 2007

Voice Control for Getting Mobile Information

One motivation for Nuance’s acquisition of VoiceSignal announced this month was said to be better mobile voice control. This is very much what the marketplace is seeking.

For example this week it was noted that the Vancouver International Film Festival will have a Mobile VIFF Interactive Voice Guide. This will provide a voice-driven front-end to the VIFF’s on-line database of festival films and events. This will allow users to quickly retrieve a wide variety of information using a combination of pre-recorded prompts and descriptions. It can be used from any phone but clearly certain functions are very much applicable to mobile devices.

With the improvements in voice recognition technology, such applications will be increasingly common.

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