LINGUIST List 15.2595

Sat Sep 18 2004

Media: Advance in Speech Recognition

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  1. james scobbie, revolutionary advance in speech recognition [sic]

Message 1: revolutionary advance in speech recognition [sic]

Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 18:56:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: james scobbie <>
Subject: revolutionary advance in speech recognition [sic]

Some users of this list may like to listen to a popular BBC Radio 4
science programme. The link: will be valid
for a short while from the time of this posting.

The items on the show are varied, and I won't summarise them here, but
the show's remit seems to be as follows: ''If what interests you are
new and exciting ideas, it's science you should be turning to. And
whether it's the Human Genome Project or the origins of the Universe,
Leading Edge is the place to hear about them.''

The final item on the show is described as follows.

''Speech Science Sings a New Quantum Tune

Scientists have for the first time reproduced human speech sounds.

It's an achievement that could revolutionise the field of speech
recognition and make man-machine misunderstandings a thing of the

James M Scobbie
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