Post subject: Re: Speech recognition on Vista betas (Longhorn) Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:34 am
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I've seen such while testing possibly Build 4093, and also both, Build 5048 and Build 5112 (yes, I've just recently made it to Beta 1 on Sunday night!), if I remember correctly. However, I have had trouble trying to put it to any actual use (couldn't even install any sound drivers on Build 5048), although at least in Build 5112, I was still able to hear "Microsoft Anna" (replaced "Microsoft Sam" by either Build 4093 or Build 5048).
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Post subject: Re: Speech recognition on Vista betas (Longhorn) Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:00 pm
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Apparently, Speech Recognition is also present in Build 4074.
Build 4074 was the most interesting publicly released build of Longhorn. The %WINDOWS%\\Microsoft.Net\\Windows\\v6.0.4030\\ folder contains some gems and interesting data, and one of them is the Longhorn Speech API application, which is in “MS.Internal.Hoolie.dll“.
The “Hoolie” itself is the codename for the Microsoft Managed Speech Desktop Speech Services. The application is used for speech recognition and has ‘alternate spellings’ and correction support for recognized words. The user interface consists of a base window showing the state of the application - on - listening, off, and “sleeping”. The two additional windows open with sliding effect, and are used to correct/replace a not-that-well-recognized word with another one, or choose an alternative.
In fact, there is an install file, %WINDOWS\\inf\\hoolie.inf, those of you who are interested, may check it out.