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Master Geek

#93794 29-Nov-2011 18:48
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Has anyone found a program similar to Siri that actually reconises New Zealand accent?

Ive recently discovered Speaktoit but still doesnt understand the ole KIWI accent :D

any tweaks or anything we can do to get the to function properly on out OS? 

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Ultimate Geek

  #551558 29-Nov-2011 18:55
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I am using Vlingo, works fine for txt and voice search

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  #551562 29-Nov-2011 19:11
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If you want some fun try Iris for Android..




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  #551588 29-Nov-2011 19:48
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wanghou168: I am using Vlingo, works fine for txt and voice search

I tried this but it failed to recognize my accent properly, i may have had it setup wrong?

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  #551594 29-Nov-2011 19:53
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Tried Vlingo and quickly gave up on it

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  #551597 29-Nov-2011 19:56
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ZollyMonsta: Tried Vlingo and quickly gave up on it

Yea, theres got to be a way to get these type of things going with our voices :|

hilarity when it trys to translate some stuff!

Anyone else had any luck? 

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  #551605 29-Nov-2011 20:25
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poor sods :( i'm asian non english educated half deaf and i can get my galaxy (Vllingo) to message wife L O L and get the response "laughing out loud. say send, cancel, or rewrite your message". hmm ...

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  #551629 29-Nov-2011 22:30
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ZollyMonsta: Tried Vlingo and quickly gave up on it

Vlingo came pre installed on my E7. I hadn't tried it till just now while reading this thread.  It worked perfectly. Sure it was only a short message but it sent the correct message to the correct person first time round.  So far I'm impressed.

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Ultimate Geek

  #551642 29-Nov-2011 23:47
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I have speaktoit on my phone and it can be a bit hit and miss. I find if I talk too slowly it has trouble, so I try
talking at a normal speed, which helps. Kiwi's tend to talk to fast at the best of times. Maybe try slowing down just a bit.

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  #551682 30-Nov-2011 08:44
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I have found VLingo very accurate - although it demands quite high bandwidth and seems to be most accurate when on WiFi.

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  #551692 30-Nov-2011 08:53
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old3eyes: If you want some fun try Iris for Android..

Not too bad,  picks up my accent ok.
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Ultimate Geek

  #551693 30-Nov-2011 08:57
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Speaktoit and Vlingo work fine for me.  I've found if I talk normally, both programs work well with my kiwi accent.


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  #551733 30-Nov-2011 10:53
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I guess we all talk different, im from the lower south island, maybe im to much of a sheel shagger :D

Tried Iris, funny for a laugh, Vlingo, works .....ok i guess.


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  #551745 30-Nov-2011 11:12
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Vlingo works ok for me as long as I'm not going too fast in the car, when I guess the wind/road noise creates issues. Around 50km/h is OK, more than 80km/h is pretty hit and miss.

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  #551779 30-Nov-2011 13:02
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Funny enough this was on the Register today
Siri gets Android rival as Cluzee goes live

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