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Music Recognition Aides Voice Recognition
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.
of course, has lyrics.
The idea then is to create use music recognition in
voice recognition. To create a message, one would sing
verse or even a few words from a song on an appropriate
subject with a suitable subset of lyrics.
||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.
||[Bung], the voice recognition program didn't recognize the
difference because you were whistling, not vocalizing. It
simply disregarded the sounds.
||This would work well towards morphing English into a tonal language.
||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.
||That's three more points on your poetic license,
Any more of this and you'll have to take a remedial
course in paralepsis parking.