PROJECT 1: Many speech vendors include
bulky headset mikes with their dictation products, but we give
our clients other options. Here are ideas that seem to be working,
especially with IBM's ViaVoice:
- A cheap "QuickShot" microphone fitted with a special
exponential horn of our own design. The whole thing sits on
your desk and picks up your voice. No headset!
- A certain Radio Shack wireless mike. The mike stays clipped
to your clothing, but you can walk around while commanding the
computer. Works like a champ after some tweaking with soundcard
- Telex M-60 desktop mike. Works well in quiet offices.
PROJECT 2: We're refining
ways to use speech to talk to databases. Specifically, how to use
speech to ask questions like "what's our total exposure in
Japanese Yen?" or "who's our best credit risk?" or
"who bought convertible bonds but not warrants?' or "what
is the status of Lamberth vs. US?" or "what meetings do
I have after 3 PM?". We can demonstrate this application on
PROJECT 3: We're calculating
how much money an airline would save if they had a computer read
back an itinerary to the traveler rather than taking the agent's
time to do that.
If you would like to apply our research findings to your business,