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Chapter 14. Sound and Video > Conversing with Users

14.10. Conversing with Users

Speech synthesis by itself is largely a gimmick. When combined with speech recognition, it becomes a powerful tool. There are two kinds of speech recognition:

  • Dictation, also known as speech-to-text, where a stream of text is converted into a text string.

  • Command recognition, where a small set of key words or phrases are recognized.


  

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