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voice to text message application

Speech to text application for text messages
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Rather than type in text messages into your mobile phone why not have a speech recognition software built into mobile phones. Then you can speak your text messages into your phone. It would save a lot of time!
Pat-O-Cake, Jan 03 2008

SMS voice recognition SMS_20voice_20recognition
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       Is this a gag?   

       Speaking in to a phone to make a text message seems to be one process too many.
theleopard, Jan 03 2008
  

       but it costs less!
Pat-O-Cake, Jan 03 2008
  

       I quite like this. A bun, as long as it didn't change my intended comment to "You ducking aunt" like my phone does at present.
jtp, Jan 03 2008
  

       // why not have a speech recognition software built into mobile phones   

       Because general-purpose speech recognition software still isn't good enough to do that reliably.
jutta, Jan 04 2008
  

       Why implement it as software when you can call someone to dictate it?
Jinbish, Jan 04 2008
  

       Could this be implemented for telegrams?   

       //general-purpose speech recognition software still isn't good enough// Yes, but it would be OK if, upon receipt, the message were automatically converted back to speech by a reciprocal piece of software. Then "Hi Denise" becomes texted as "Hide a neice", which is then spoken as "Hi Denise".
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 04 2008
  

       Would it translate things into gibberish abbreviations which nobody over the age of 14 understands or write them out correctly with all the grammar and punctuation they deserves?
vincevincevince, Jan 04 2008
  

       If general-purpose speech recognition software still isn't good enough to do that reliably then I suggest building in a fax machine to a mobile. One can then write a proper message with a pen.
Pat-O-Cake, Jan 04 2008
  

       //One can then write a proper message with a pen.//   

       Or with a stylus on a touch-screen.
Jinbish, Jan 04 2008
  

       //Why implement it as software when you can call someone to dictate it?//   

       You can be sure an SMS will be intelligable. Voicemails often sound garbled and if you are in a nightclub or something you might not be able to hear it anyway.   

       //general-purpose speech recognition software still isn't good enough to do that reliably//   

       It doesn't have to do it reliably. It just has to save a decent amount of finger work. As long as it is quicker to talk and edit than to type everything, this idea is good.
Bad Jim, Sep 10 2011
  
      
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