Chapter 9. Speech Recognition and Voice Control

Speech recognition is a feature included in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition that allows you to use your voice to input text. Just to show you the power of this feature, I have dictated this entire chapter using speech recognition. Every word is dictated (but some minor editing was done manually, such as deleting or inserting spaces and lines).

How Does Speech Input Work?

You’re probably wondering whether speech recognition is really ready for prime time. It is. Those last two sentences that you just read were spoken and not typed. Without any editing.


I really did speak every word in this chapter. ...

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