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May 20, 2002, 12:08:23 AM5/20/02
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***************** NOTICE TO ALL WHO POST HERE
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The Group Charter is a guide for posting to this group. This document
will be reposted regularly and may change from time to time to assure
that the group rules reflect the needs of the group participants.

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What is google.public.labs.voice-search?

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Keep on Googlin'...

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David

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May 21, 2002, 3:25:08 AM5/21/02
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That's amazing! How are the phone and web tied together? The results
are instantaneous.

Aaron

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May 21, 2002, 11:10:39 AM5/21/02
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dja...@yahoo.com (David) wrote in message news:<87ae7a9f.02052...@posting.google.com>...

> That's amazing! How are the phone and web tied together? The results
> are instantaneous.


Next step... GoogleBrain....just think of a search query...and it
appears. (requires JavaBrain 3.1, an IQ of 28 or higher, a Google USB
BrainAdapter (Radio Shack!) and two electrodes) hehe.

Mark Wrafter

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May 21, 2002, 12:23:38 PM5/21/02
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Hi, I tried to access internationally - from Ireland. But was unable
to dial-in. Sounds like a busy dial tone or something similar. I used
the international dialling code, 001 but with no success.


labs-...@google.com (Google Employee) wrote in message news:<22b5281.02051...@posting.google.com>...

David Lederman

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May 21, 2002, 1:32:06 PM5/21/02
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I'm assuming that the area code of the caller Id is being used as a
cross-reference against reverse dns info?
-Dave

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Will Budreu

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May 21, 2002, 7:24:06 PM5/21/02
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Some nifty stuff here, and out for us all to see.. did this "labs"
page just get posted today?

> > That's amazing! How are the phone and web tied together? The results
> > are instantaneous.

Voice recognition software on the computer passed using the Google
APIs.. was this someone's stanford senior project?

> I'm assuming that the area code of the caller Id is being used as a
> cross-reference against reverse dns info?

I'd have to guess they didn't get that far yet.. notice how there's
only one (non-too-free) number? And it tends to be busy? :)

Right now it's probably just one input (that phone line) tied to the
output (the one web page)

but yeah, I can see where all that other stuff would come in!

Google Employee

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May 22, 2002, 1:05:46 AM5/22/02
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Thank you for your message. It is possible to access the voice search
demo from other countries. However, many people are trying it out,
so the demo is frequently busy. In that case, you get a busy signal,
which is probably what happened to you. Please try again later.

--Alex

ma...@markwrafter.com (Mark Wrafter) wrote in message news:<b2a68594.0205...@posting.google.com>...

David Lederman

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May 22, 2002, 11:06:20 AM5/22/02
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Actually, having had more time to think and play with it, it looks
like the search results are simply being displayed in the order that
calls were placed.

The funny thing is that anyone with a Dialogic board can mimic this in
about 25 minutes. I'm just wondering where this could be taken to
(project wise), there is no privacy, and no way to really match calls
to answers on the web, now if the results were returned as
text-to-speech, well then.

-David
bin...@mac.com (Will Budreu) wrote in message news:<148ac401.02052...@posting.google.com>...

Stuart Bell

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May 31, 2002, 6:48:43 AM5/31/02
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Hello there,

labs-...@google.com (Google Employee) said this:


> It is possible to access the voice search demo
> from other countries. However, many people are trying it out,
> so the demo is frequently busy.

I've tried calling the number a few times (calling from the UK, using
00 1 650 318 0165). In the past I tended to get a busy tone
(understandable as this demo appears to be very popular), but lately
I've got a ringing tone, then the line is picked up but I'm met with
complete silence. I don't hear the prompts mentioned on the
instruction page, and if I speak nothing happens.

Any idea what might be causing that?

Stuart.

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