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Music Recognition Aides Voice Recognition
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Let's face it -- even with the latest advances in voice recognition, dictating actual messages can be a lengthy, error prone process, especially when you're driving.

Yet music recognition works surprisingly well, often needing just a second or so of audio to recognize a tune. Said tune, of course, has lyrics.

The idea then is to create use music recognition in aiding voice recognition. To create a message, one would sing a verse or even a few words from a song on an appropriate subject with a suitable subset of lyrics.

theircompetitor, Dec 04 2011

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       I experimented with a voice recognition program to see if it could distinguish two differently toned whistles. It could not. I conclude that voice recognition programs are all about rhythm.
bungston, Dec 04 2011
  

       [Bung], the voice recognition program didn't recognize the difference because you were whistling, not vocalizing. It simply disregarded the sounds.
Alterother, Dec 05 2011
  

       This would work well towards morphing English into a tonal language.
RayfordSteele, Dec 05 2011
  

       If this takes off in a big way, there would presumably be a drive to make popular songs more relevant to the dictation needs of the busy executive.   

       Not, of course, that I would condone Halfbakers listing song titles adapted to such needs.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 11 2011
  

       That's three more points on your poetic license, [MB]. Any more of this and you'll have to take a remedial course in paralepsis parking.
mouseposture, Dec 11 2011
  
      
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