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Old 08-25-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
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I didn't see this covered elsewhere so I thought I'd ask. How, if at all, are you planning to implement the Typhoon's voice recognition features?
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #2
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Voice recognition could be implemented by a third party company or a committed programmer. The technology is there but the business is complicated. Microsoft implemented a (Voice Recognition System (VRS) in the Windows operating system which is capable to handle the entire ATC phraseology. I made this experiment with an AI controller for a GCA pattern under FSX. Unfortunately, the basic operating system understands only the local language. So if you would implement an English VRS, you need an English operating system. The way out is to upgrade to Windows Ultimate (Windows 7) to get the multi language package or to use a third party VRS like Nuance. Both solutions have to be paid. The price is well above of the level the normal DCS user got use to. I am not sure how the situation is in Windows 8. But if I can trust the SDK description , the situation has not changed.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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Doesn't seem much difference between Nuance or VAC and it's almost 4 times the price. Unless I've missed something
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Chances are 3rd party voice recognition software just builds on top oif what is already in Windows.

To develop a truly stand-alone voice recognition system is very expensive.

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Old 08-26-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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For what it's worth, the IRL Typhoon pilots record the phrases when they begin their conversion, and they're stored on a disc which they put in before each flight. I guess you could get the player to do the same rather than requiring the software to recognise the voice as such, just the pre-recorded samples, but it's a six-hour process...
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:53 PM   #6
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Doesn't seem much difference between Nuance or VAC and it's almost 4 times the price. Unless I've missed something
Yes, you did Ok, no kidding, Nuance is producing a high end Voice Recognition System, so after a bit of getting used to your voice and dictation style you can use it like a secretary and it is incredible accurate and fast! Basically, I would say totally overdressed for simming, but a real professional tool. Say like buying Adobes Creative Suite to optimize some holiday pics...

VAC is a Voice Command Recognition and no good for dictation. Unfortunately it is more an extension for the Windows integrated speech API, so no joy on a german Windows Home, unless you like to train "gerrrmann commant setts!"
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Well I find that windows speech recognition interprets my words correctly but when I try through VAC in a SP mission, I usually have to speak very slowly and in a voice that would make the queen sound like a neaderthal.
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So I'm wondering whether or not go go down the Nuances home route (it's only about £70) Or maybe just go down the multiplayer route which I have done once before for an hour and was fabulous fun - it's just I can't give time to a squadron so it's SP when I have time
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I'm not sure there is any software in the word that can deal with my accent! Half the time my own Squadron members don't know what I'm saying when I get excited and talk too fast.... a piece of software will have no chance pitted against a hyper Scotsman!

VRS is one of those things I wouldn't mind missing out on.... nightmare waiting to happen if you ask me
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I usually have to speak very slowly and in a voice that would make the queen sound like a neaderthal.
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