Spoken Queries and Stressed Pronouns The future of searches on the Web will likely involve spoken searches, as more and more people are connecting to the web with phones and Google has added voice search interfaces to its search on desktop computers. I thought it was interesting when I ran across a patent that focused … Read more Google and Spoken Queries: Understanding Stressed Pronouns
What May be Unique in Voice Queries? Might a twang or a drawl influence the search results you see at Google? If you’re prone to calling an elevator a lift and tend to speak the Queen’s English in an accent similar to hers, you might see different search results than if you grew up in … Read more The Noise Becomes the Signal – Voice Queries and Accent Scores
Voice Queries and Visual Queries and Automated Assistants I’m on the second day of a trip to New York City, giving presentations at SMX East on both the potential impact of mobile devices to the future of search, and on how reputation and authority signals might impact the rankings and visibility of authors and publishers … Read more Voice Queries and Visual Queries The Future of Search?
How might a voice search engine learn new words that have been introduced into popular speech, such as “da shiznet,” and learn and understand different pronunciations of words, such as might be found in spoken language based upon regional differences? A newly published patent filing from Google provides some hints. Last April, Google was granted … Read more Google Learning Speech Recognition for Voice Search from MTV?
You pick up your mobile phone, dial “888 MSN-srch*” and say “pizza.” (*warning, phone number is used for illustration purposes only.) On your screen appears the addresses, links to web sites, and phone numbers for the closest pizza places around you. A new patent application from Microsoft describes a way to search by voice, and … Read more Dialing Microsoft for Voice Search