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Subject: Re: Nuance Communications and Gracenote Announce Speech-Enabled MediaPlayer

Re: Nuance Communications and Gracenote Announce Speech-Enabled MediaPlayer

From: Grant Hardy <granthardy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-12

I absolutely agree. You couldn't keep anything private, swift or
efficient if you continued to have to shout "Play song", "Next
album"...etc.. It's an interesting idea, but it's not the ideal
solution.

On 4/11/06, Glenn at home <GlennErvin@cableone.net> wrote:
> I don't like using voice recognition for devices.
> Too often people think that the Blind need voice recognition to use
> equipment.
> Also, I think many people don't understand the difference between voice
> recognition, or voice command versus speech output.
> I have a cell phone that I could talk to, but I prefer using the voiced
> numbers to dial in the numbers. Voice input is more important to the
> sighted who drive than it is to the Blind.
> Glenn
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sarai D. Bucciarelli" <bucc7465@bellsouth.net>
> To: "Rock Box" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 11:24 PM
> Subject: Fw: Nuance Communications and Gracenote Announce Speech-Enabled
> MediaPlayer
>
>
> This is cool!
>
> ---- Original Message ------
> From: "Bill Reif" <billreif@ameritech.net
> Subject: Fw: Nuance Communications and Gracenote Announce
> Speech-Enabled Media Player
> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 20:22:37 -0500
>
> This is quite a story, given the fact that few MP3 players are
> accessible to the blind. I had not considered, until recently,
> how speech recognition could solve this problem while helping
> those who need to keep their eyes on the road.
>
> Bill
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Parker
> To: Accessible Devices List
> Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2006 12:01 PM
> Subject: [accessible-devices] Nuance Communications and Gracenote
> Announce Speech-Enabled Media Player
>
>
> Wednesday, April 05, 2006
>
> Nuance Communications and
>
> Gracenote Announce
>
> Speech-Enabled Media Player
>
> Applications for Mobile
>
> Devices
>
> CTIA Wireless 2006 - Expanded
>
> Partnership Delivers Full
>
> Voice Control of Music
>
> Collections on Mobile Devices
>
> LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS
>
> WIRE)--April 5, 2006--Nuance
>
> Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:
>
> NUAN), the world's leading
>
> supplier of speech and imaging
>
> solutions, and
>
> Gracenote, a global leader in
>
> digital entertainment
>
> technology, today announced a
>
> joint partnership to develop
>
> and market speech-enabled
>
> solutions for
>
> digital music collections on
>
> mobile devices. The
>
> partnership expands joint
>
> development efforts
>
> established in January 2005 to
>
> develop speech-enabled
>
> automotive
>
> entertainment solutions. The
>
> companies will demonstrate the
>
> new mobile functionality in
>
> Booth # 5044 at CTIA Wireless
>
> 2006, being held this week in
>
> Las
>
> Vegas, Nevada.
>
> The joint offering provides a
>
> rich voice-activated interface
>
> to select a song, artist or
>
> playlist on MP3-enabled mobile
>
> devices. This combined
>
> solution
>
> uses underlying speech
>
> capabilities from Nuance and
>
> Gracenote's MediaVOCS phonetic
>
> database and playlist
>
> navigation to allow users to
>
> quickly and easily
>
> find and play the music stored
>
> on their mobile devices.
>
> Nuance's best-in-class
>
> text-to-speech engine for the
>
> mobile environment then
>
> delivers verbal feedback
>
> for hands-free and eyes-free
>
> activation and selection
>
> verification.
>
> "As handset manufacturers
>
> offer enhanced memory on
>
> mobile devices -- with
>
> expected capacity for
>
> thousands of songs within the
>
> next year - it is becoming
>
> increasingly difficult for
>
> consumers to navigate the
>
> large music collections stored
>
> on their mobile devices," said
>
> Marc Theeuwes, director,
>
> mobile products,
>
> Gracenote. "By working
>
> together, Gracenote and Nuance
>
> are making it easy for music
>
> lovers to access their
>
> favorite songs on mobile
>
> devices through speech."
>
> "Nuance's advanced natural
>
> language technology allows
>
> users to simply say 'play' and
>
> then name the song title,
>
> genre or artist," said Craig
>
> Peddie, vice
>
> president and general manager,
>
> Embedded Speech Solutions,
>
> Nuance. "There is no
>
> requirement for a strict
>
> command interface that must be
>
> used in order to
>
> make the MP3 player function.
>
> Combining Nuance's advanced
>
> speech recognition technology
>
> with Gracenote's extensive
>
> database of media information
>
> will also
>
> allow people to simple say,
>
> 'Play the Boss,' and the
>
> player will use the
>
> information contained in
>
> Gracenote's database to
>
> recognize the nickname for
>
> Bruce
>
> Springsteen, and then start to
>
> play songs recorded by Bruce
>
> Springsteen."
>
> The combined Nuance and
>
> Gracenote solution allows
>
> mobile device manufacturers to
>
> quickly deploy speech
>
> recognition technology in all
>
> types of MP3-enabled
>
> phones and to pass on superior
>
> performance and usability to
>
> their customers.
>
> In addition, the solution will
>
> make it easier for consumers
>
> to manage and enjoy their
>
> mobile music collections by
>
> using voice
>
> command-and-control to:
>
> -- Navigate to all media
>
> instantly:
>
> -- Play any
>
> individual song out of a
>
> collection, just by
>
> saying its name.
>
> -- Instantly hear a
>
> new mix, such as music from
>
> specific
>
> genres, artists,
>
> albums, regions, decades, or
>
> years.
>
> -- Playlist instant new
>
> custom mixes:
>
> -- Describe any
>
> combination of qualities of
>
> the music they
>
> want to hear in
>
> natural language - such as
>
> "60s Detroit
>
> Soul" to generate
>
> new mixes on the fly.
>
> -- Keep in the mood
>
> of the song currently playing
>
> by asking
>
> for "More like
>
> this."
>
> -- Find information on
>
> artists and songs:
>
> -- Consumers will be
>
> able to get more information
>
> on a
>
> favorite song
>
> they've been hearing by
>
> asking, "What is
>
> this?"
>
> About Gracenote
>
> Gracenote is a leader in
>
> global digital entertainment
>
> technology. Formerly known as
>
> CDDB, Gracenote provides
>
> businesses with critical
>
> embedded software
>
> and metadata that enable
>
> consumers to better manage,
>
> enjoy and discover digital
>
> media. Headquartered in
>
> Emeryville, California,
>
> Gracenote also has offices
>
> in New York, Tokyo, Berlin and
>
> Seoul. Gracenote's solutions
>
> are embedded in leading media
>
> players such as Apple iTunes,
>
> Yahoo Music Engine,
>
> RealNetworks
>
> Rhapsody, Napster and AOL
>
> Winamp, as well as software
>
> applications for Creative and
>
> iRiver portable devices.
>
> Gracenote's technology powers
>
> leading home
>
> and automobile consumer
>
> electronics brands such as
>
> Alpine, Denon and Marantz,
>
> Kenwood, Panasonic, Philips,
>
> Pioneer, Samsung, Sony and
>
> Yamaha, as well as
>
> international mobile music
>
> applications for KDDI (Japan),
>
> KTF (Korea), Musiwave
>
> (Portugal), and Oi (Brazil)..
>
> For more information about
>
> Gracenote, please
>
> refer to
>
> www.gracenote.com/corporate/.
>
> About Nuance Communications,
>
> Inc.
>
> Nuance is the leading provider
>
> of speech and imaging
>
> solutions for business and
>
> consumers around the world.
>
> Its technologies,
>
> applications, and services
>
> make the user experience more
>
> compelling by transforming the
>
> way people interact with
>
> information and how they
>
> create, share, and use
>
> documents. Every
>
> day, millions of users and
>
> thousands of businesses
>
> experience Nuance's proven
>
> applications. For more
>
> information, please visit
>
> www.nuance.com.
>
> Nuance and the Nuance logo are
>
> trademarks or registered
>
> trademarks of Nuance
>
> Communications, Inc. or its
>
> affiliates in the United
>
> States and/or other countries.
>
> All other company names or
>
> product names may be the
>
> trademarks of their respective
>
> owners.
>
> Contacts
>
> Nuance Communications, Inc.
>
> Kristen Wylie, 781-565-5428
>
> kristen.wylie@nuance.com
>
> or
>
> Gracenote
>
> Marc Theeuwes, 510-759-3083
>
> mtheeuwes@gracenote.com
>
>
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