This morning I’ve been playing around with the built-in Windows XP voice recognition feature and had some funny results. I’ve only gone through two voice training sessions and so far the recognition accuracy is horrible. Here is a sample of text that I typed out and then spoke.
Typed out version: Once upon a time there was a young man and he did love a young girl. He had to go out and slay a dragon to win her hand and marriage and that is what he did. He slayed the dragon and married the young girl and they lived happily ever after.
What XP Voice Recogntion thought I said: Once upon a time there was a young man and he did love the young girl. He had to go out and Slade Drake in the winter hand in marriage and that is what he did. Is that the dragon and Mary the young girl related to Leah rafter.
So was it that the dragn and Mary related to Leah rafter? Hmmm. Interesting. This is almost as much fun as playing with Babelfish.