Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Google Voice Search Is Coming

Not released as of yet, but the giant internet corporation is in the making of this voice-based search. US Patent and Trademark Office covers a "Voice interface for a search engine," which is described as:
  • "A system provides search results from a voice search query. The system receives a voice search query from a user, derives one or more recognition hypotheses, each being associated with a weight, from the voice search query, and constructs a weighted boolean query using the recognition hypotheses. The system then provides the weighted boolean query to a search system and provides the results of the search system to a user."

The system listens to your spoken query, does its magic, and returns the results.

Google has not mentioned anything on this voice-based search, but is in the works on making something like this.

I know a lot of you would be saying what is the purpose of a voice based search?

  • Google's system is aimed at making the voice-based search process more like a standard text-based search query, where the search engine itself attempts to provide the most relevant results with as little interaction with the end user as possible.

[via Ars Technica]

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