Reducing background noise will usually aid voice recognition performance. Friday, March 30, 2001 Keep your voice recognition quiet Reducing background noise will usually aid recognition performance.
Background noise can have a profound impact on the quality and reliability of your voice recognition software. Reducing background noise will usually aid recognition performance. You may need to reduce the microphone gain manually through the Mic Input settings on your operating system (making the microphone less sensitive). In other cases, you may be able to let the voice recognition software perform this adjustment automatically–this is usually accomplished by “training” the voice recognition software while you speak some pre-determined text. Review the documentation and online help for your product to determine how best to optimize its settings to your environment.
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