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Speech Recognition, Accents and Accent Reduction

# accent reduction # English speaking strategies #accent #clear speech #english pronunciation #siri #speech clarity

Have you ever wondered how speech recognition works with accented English pronunciation? My husband swears that his smart phone has something against his British accent (swearing being the most appropriate word choice!). According to Creative Strategies, in a recent Economist magazine technology report, only one third of smart phone owners actually use their Speech Recognition Systems, even though almost 95% of them have tried to use them. (www.economist.com) Speech Recognition is a field of computational linguistics that enables a computer to receive and translate spoken language into text and commands. Sounds easy enough, right? Unfortunately, it is much more difficult...

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