STATES CHRONICLE – Starting of today, Google introduces new, faster voice recognition algorithm that can better interpret users’ utterances. The mechanism behind the new system presupposes an interdependent relationship between word sounds, the tech giant has explained in an official post that was published on Friday.
Google plans to make Voice Recognition as accurate as possible and, thus, give users the possibility to quickly solve Internet queries. Consequently, the Internet program has been provided with a new sound matching formula consisting of phoneme interdependence.
This means the app understands sounds have different pronunciations, based on the phonemes that come before and after them. Although this principle is at the core of the English language, developers have not been able to reproduce it through technological means until today.
The new blog post was accompanied by an exact illustration of how the new algorithm works. Developers have taken various words including ‘museum’ and looked at the phonetic sounds that the app can recognize.
Based on the video they have created, the app successfully matches all phonemes in ‘museum’. The program can even tell that /m/ is usually followed by /J/ and not by regular /u/, which is why it can deliver results at a much faster speed.
Trials have not been successful from the very beginning. Technologists have explained that there was an initial lag of approximately 300 milliseconds in the app’s ability to deliver responses. The prediction rate has been improved once the program learnt that it can match sounds by looking at the following phonemes in the word. The problem was immediately solved and now, the app can make predictions in real time.
There was another problem that Google developers wanted to solve, namely, they were not pleased with how the app worked in noisy spaces. Results were much more accurate after developers introduced artificial noise to their data, so Google estimates users will no longer experience problems when making voice searches.
Google’s improved Voice Recognition program is already available for iOS and Android devices, the company has stated. The company hopes many users will be pleased with the faster recognition rates of their voice option.
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