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Automatic voice dialog in the car at the most attractive Palo Alto/Saarbrucken – owners of smartphones the map service of Google maps can use../maps/voicesearch.html now also by voice. In a test phase, only users can a Blackberry Pearl (8110, 8120 and 8130 U.S. version) take the new service, experts expect however, that other devices will soon support this mobile service. The user must no longer enter addresses or other destinations such as restaurants, which simplifies the search for example, while driving a car. The new Google maps feature seems consistent, the search engine giant offered an experimental language service called Google voice local search already for a long time. This one asks to the name of a company or a business sector in all parts of the United States under number 1-800-GOOG-411. And the possibilities of speech are used increasingly.

Manfred Pinkal, Professor at the Institute of computational linguistics and phonetics at the University of the Saarland, provides a variety of ways in all applications in which the use of other a output is impossible or annoying. Of course includes the field of telephony applications. Since the commercial implementation is most advanced.” He is also big potential in all cases, where hands and eyes for another task are needed, such as when operating surgeons who to want to control mirror and lighting. The application attractive economically currently by far was the voice chat in the car: navigation, telephone and radio, fitted with electronic devices – such as iPod or organizer and access to external information services and Internet allow the driver to use his time in the car forever richer Infotainment offerings. He needs but the hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.” That’s why language here have a real chance and resounding function that predicts the scientists.

For the Berlin Language dialog experts Lupo Pape, Managing Director semanticedge, is the intelligence of the language computer further improved: the language technology is one of the most important technologies of the 21st century. In a few years we can share with our needs at any time a voice-driven personal assistant”, says Pape in an interview with the journal of direct marketing. His company is working on corresponding software solutions. The virtual personal assistant to connect phone not only via speech recognition or allow the SMS Dictation on the phone, but challenging questions in connection with a service such as Wikipedia or Google. Also the security aspect of the hands-free operation speak for speech recognition in car”, as well the limitation of the dashboard which functionalities and ads are always more extensive. Speech recognition is according to a report in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung in recent years therefore always better become, because the computers were powerful. You can compare in significantly less time than earlier significantly more variants and calculate the probability, which Word is meant.” The technology have spread already everywhere with success, where it is possible to restrict the pattern to be expected, for example, the information system of the railway – or in hospitals. Radiologists had the problem, that they should simultaneously enter texts and Herum interpret X-ray images there.” By Gunnar Sohn