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Fun with Speech-to-Text

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by KevinJ, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. KevinJ
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    So how many of you have played around with the new (to 2.1) Speech-to-Text function? I've actually been using it for a few days since my OTA came through, and it's pretty darn accurate. But I've also been playing around.

    I've noticed that it does a great job, unless I'm using an accent, or slang. Then it gives some really funny words. :) I've used Australian accents, English, Russian, etc. and the results are always hilarious - and they aren't the same each time.

    "Put another shrimp on the barbie" came out "Pudding nuts on a barfly"

    I've also found that it will give you ####'s for foul language, but sometimes it goes too far. It allows a cute word for a cat, but not for the character in the James Bond film Goldfinger, Ms. Galore (It comes up #### Galore).

    Ah, hilarity ensues. :D
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    I have enjoyed it too. I did not have a problem using most of the seven dirty words though. The only one that comes through with #### is crap.
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    lol for real...i did say one bad word it spelled it out differently.
    i will give you the word it came out with. you can figure it out.
    "That dude is so phucked!"
    Lmao that **** actually spelled out like that. hahaha
    But back to S2T. I really do like it. Especially it recognizes punctuations. Still trying to get that right.
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    I really like it. It got my faux cuss word.... "flippin" It didn't even put the "G" on the end, it dictated as it was pronounced. Can speech-to-text recognize punctuation? I haven't seen that yet. I do have to speak clearly. Can't run any words together.
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    If you say your punctuation, it will put it in. For example, speak "no way exclamation point" and it will type "no way!". I found this to work with Question mark, Exclamation point, comma, and period. I tried parentheses and quotes/quotation mark, and they didn't seem to work.
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    my biggest issue is having it capitalize letters appropriately like i in a sentence. other than that it works great, better or at least on par with speech recognition programs on my pc. very useful. if we could only train it to our voice it would be eerily accurate!

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    I was initially very impressed with it. For some reason it does not recognize the word lot when i say it. I tried about 5 times really announciating it and it kept putting in want. Finally I got so angry I said, "Lot, lot ,lot, l-o-t lot." It texted, "want, want, want, l-o-v-e, want".

    I also get all curse words as #####.
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    Hey! Damn good find there!

    That should appease those who are torqued that the comma key was moved, but don't want to turn off s2t to get it back :)
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    Wouldn't it be cool if we could add our own words to the speech-to-text dictionary? I want cuss words!!!! LOL

    Unknown, thanks for the punctuation tip.
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    I think text to speech is awesome but I think it was VERY immature of them not to include the ability to uncensor profanity. I mean think about it, if you're not adult enough to look past a bad word, then you're probably too young to own a smartphone to begin with. How many of us have been searching for a legitimate website and we came back with a porn site instead? Did you immediately turn of the computer, make a large sign and march in front of Microsoft inc. or whoever, or did you simply ignore it and move on?

    I think it's very un-American for me not to be able to speak profane words and have them translated correctly when it is clearly doing so since it's censoring them. Just my opinion.
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    You're totally right, the software is censoring. We should be able to turn it off. I can censor myself. Am I sending a text to my husband or to my boss? Let me be the judge of when to cuss.

    BTW, my "cuss words" spoken into the phone becomes "password". I tried it two times.

    On the whole, though, I really like this feature.
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    Interesting... I put the "f-word" in the phone's dictionary, but it still showed up as ####.

    But another thing I found funny... I just saw an ad on TV for a local station, and so I told the phone I wanted to meet the female anchor (I used her name) - and it spelled it correctly! (She's got a unique name).

    BTW, when I say "lot" it types "lot." No problems here for me.

    And for the sci-fi fans, is spells "frak" correctly! :D
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    Ok I spoke too soon in my earlier post. I thought the 7 dirty words were going through. In trying again I get either ##### or variations of the word I spoke.
    That sucks.
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    Or possibly they decided that it was not worth the time to add a feature that an incredibly small number of people would get upset over. I suspect most people would not consider obscenity a necessity in their text and email.
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    I'd imagine it's more to avoid mistakes going the other way.

    "I just picked up my dog Puck!"
    send...
    "I just picked up my dog ****!"
    DOH!

    "That song's gonna be a big hit!"
    send...
    "That song's gonna be a big ****!"
    DOH!

    censor curses and it completely avoids the issue. Considering how inaccurate S2T can be it's probably a good idea they put in safeguards like that, even if it does mean I can't yell at my annoying friends to **** off and actually be able to send that ;-p
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    I LOVE your examples! Hilarious. I don't think it's that big of a deal, if I need to add an uncensored cuss word for emphasis, I can type it in. Or use frak or flippin. It's funny to me that we've gotten into a big discussion about using swear words in speech to text.
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    Well if you ask me, dang, dag nabbit, flippin, and all those corny variations are only substitutes for the profanity itself. It's free speech. You say your flippin with the convenience of not having to type it, and maybe that's the way you talk. I'm no foul mouth, but the F word is very universal, I'm an adult, and I know how to censor myself when necessary. I should be able to have the same convenience as you. I'm making a big deal out of this because it's partially the reason I don't use the feature as much as I would. Maybe I want to send a dirty text to my girlfriend while I'm at home and I don't feel like typing it. Talking dirty to your partner isn't profane, it's simply a sign of your feelings, openness, and sexual attraction to one another, one piece to a successful relationship. But I can't do that because Google is censoring my spoken word. Speech-to-Text Fail.

    Hope the mods don't get mad but let's put it this way, if I tell a random girl to suck my wang, is that any better than telling her to suck my c**k? Absolutely not. It's still profane. Flippin, dang, frak, and any other variation is nothing more than slipping around the censors and should be met with the dreaded '#' sign's as well if you ask me.

    If you say something and it translates it to something else, why would you send that? Learn to check your spelling and grammar. Really I don't mean to sound like I'm griping but if you believe in something you'll defend it to the death, and one thing I'm personally against is being censored. This forum does it too and while I really don't like it, I suppose it's for the best, likely to prevent all out flaming.

    With that being said, grow up Google (...and/or Moto and/or Verizon) and shove your '#' signs up your...###? (in the event they're used for censorship) ;)

    By the way, I forgot to mention I did spend a good hour talking into the phone just to see the results I got back, as well as seeing if it'd recognize songs that were playing. Google still has a lot of work ahead of them, but there's no denying it's a sweet feature.

    *Edited for KevinJ lol
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    I wouldn't be so quick to tell Google to "grow up" as I really don't know who is responsible for how the S2T works on the phones. Perhaps it's Google, perhaps it's Moto, or - since they have a past history of restricting things - Verizon. There's just no way to know right now.

    And to tell them to shove their "#" signs... I use those every once in a while. I'd hate to lose them.;)

    And as for this forum, we are all technically guests here. (I know I wasn't invited, but I came anyway. :)) I remember getting into a huge argument about 5-7 years ago on another forum because some members were screaming about "censorship" and how they didn't get to say what they wanted on someone elses property (the website forum). Their house = their rules. First Amendment and all that doesn't apply.

    But.... since I wanted this thread to be about "Fun things with Speech-to-Text" I'm hoping we can go back to that, and not go too off-tangent about "cussing and rights and such."

    I'm all for the funny. :D
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    Ive played around with it a bit, and it seems to work pretty well, especially if I use "discrete" speech. Clearly enunciate, and overemphasize the gaps between words (I naturally talk pretty fast, its not as good with that). Using it at 5:30 in the morning before Ive had a cup of coffee is usually a bad idea, but it comes up with some funny stuff.

    One use Im thinking about is using it in conjunction with another app. Im thinking about using it to author a presentation. I have Documents To Go, and am toying with the idea using S2T to enter bullet points of a powerpoint presentation. Havent tried it yet, but seems like it might be faster than trying to type out a bunch of bullet points. Might be useful when I DONT have a PC available.

    ... wow thats a geeky idea.

    jc
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    I really like the S2T feature. It's one of my favorites in the 2.1 release. I've used it for text messaging, posting status on Facebook, and responding to email. It is highly accurate if you pay attention to enunciation.

    I was playing with cuss words and found that "Freekin Wussy Boy" made it through the censoring.:icon_eek:

    Censorship is not cool, but it happens all the time. I can guarantee that some #### lawyers made them put the censorship in the S2T to cover their legal ####. :)
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