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Voice Recognition Profiles

From: B.K. DeLong <bkdelong@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 08:26:32 -0400
Message-Id: <6.2.3.4.2.20051028081816.077769c8@mail.brain-stream.net>
To: www-voice@w3.org

I'm not sure if this is the right place to discuss this - I looked 
through the archives of this list and several TRs from the Voice 
activity and didn't really find anything to answer my question.

Have any efforts been made to make a standard for voice recognition 
training profiles? Is "training" even necessary any more for voice 
recognition systems?

So when I load up a voice recognition program, I am told to read 
several lines or paragraphs of text so it can match the text content 
with my voice. For every program I try, I have to retrain it all over 
again. In theory, if I move from my computer to my car and try to 
activate my GPS system by voice, it needs to be trained. If I go to 
an ATM or drive-thru where one can automatically order by voice, I 
need to spend several minutes correcting the system until I'm 
connected with a human operator.

Why not create a standard profile for voice recognition that all 
voice-recognition applications can use? That way, when I come to a 
new system I need to "train", I just type in my SSN or some other UID 
which tells the system to pull my VRP (Voice Recognition Profile), 
out of a centralized directory service, allowing me to immediately 
use the system.

In theory, each time I access a new service, whatever actions I take 
and corrections I make in the process, would be noted in the file for 
the next time I access a service - a live, constantly-growing, 
learning profile.

Does such a standard or technology effort exist?

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