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    How does Honda do voice rec without training?

    I've gone through my pc and done the voice training a BUNCH and now it recognizes most everything I say, but it doesn't take any commands from strangers (not that that's necessarily bad). My friend has a new Honda Accord and the voice rec in it is phenominal. I sat in it for the first time and was able to voice control the sound system and nav system without ANY training at all. Is there a way to do this on a pc?

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    some voice recognition algorithms are better than others.

    I had a SE T616 and before that a Moto v70. Now, I have a Moto V600 and the voice recognition on the SE was 100x better than any of those Motorolas.

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    The Voiceflux software I was using didn't require any learning and it seems to work quite well. I'm not sure about how much better or worse the recognition is compared to a trained program though.

    I guess it also depends on what you need the software to do.

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    Ok.... what is VoiceFlux?

    But yeh, why would you want the computer taking commands from strangers? My firends would go nuts when they are in the car because they would be able to control the computer

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    Honda uses embedded viavoice running on QNX RTOS... I know two people that just got '05 Accord coupes and that stuff is killer. It's not without its problems though, and I did see it fail once or twice when they tried to show off (of course, the worst possible time )

    It's still pretty nice though... makes me wanna go look into it if it wasn't for the licensing fees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viguera
    Honda uses embedded viavoice running on QNX RTOS... I know two people that just got '05 Accord coupes and that stuff is killer. It's not without its problems though, and I did see it fail once or twice when they tried to show off (of course, the worst possible time )

    It's still pretty nice though... makes me wanna go look into it if it wasn't for the licensing fees.
    I think its best if we don't use a commercial product But being in the acura dealership did give me a idea: have a command to activate listening (so no saying "boris").... how does that sound?

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    I use the microsoft voice SDK and never trained it for command and control and get accuracy in the high 90s. The things that kill recognition is using a bad microphone, having lots of unfiltered ambient noise, or using a bad command set (i.e. 1000s of commands or similar sounding commands). If your getting bad recognition with your computer based voice recognition, more then likely its due to one of these things rather then the software not being as good. The reason why the ones in the honda are so good is because they can optimize the hardware and software together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu
    I use the microsoft voice SDK and never trained it for command and control and get accuracy in the high 90s. The things that kill recognition is using a bad microphone, having lots of unfiltered ambient noise, or using a bad command set (i.e. 1000s of commands or similar sounding commands). If your getting bad recognition with your computer based voice recognition, more then likely its due to one of these things rather then the software not being as good.
    IMO I get excellent recognition. Some people do have accents, so they have to edit the commands to fit their accent.

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    I'm not sure what the Honda stuff is used for, but i'd imagine that the reason it can understand almost anyone is because it has a ready defined command set, whereas the stuff we are using (well, i havent yet, but i'm planning to!) is used to dictate letters and just about any word...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominik
    I'm not sure what the Honda stuff is used for, but i'd imagine that the reason it can understand almost anyone is because it has a ready defined command set, whereas the stuff we are using (well, i havent yet, but i'm planning to!) is used to dictate letters and just about any word...
    What do you mean by predefined command set?

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