tired of typing around, searching all day from groceries to recipies, blogs to technology news, music and videos, and everything under the roof.
well here is some good news to soothe your fingers google has been granted the voice search patent. patent number 7,027,987 which can be read here will allow google to create a voice interface for their search engine.
now imagine that you can do a search on the web just by telling the search engine what you want to search for without needing search recognizition software.
picture this, you are cooking this wonderful delicacy for someone and you forgot the recipe and need to search it over, but with your hands all dirty you can't type or read, now what do you do, just shout into your computer and there comes the result you wanted.
well just imaginging the things that i will be able to use in the near future makes me go tizzy, already the web2 is hotting up and now this.
the co-inventors credited in the patent include franz; alexander mark (palo alto, ca); henzinger; monika h. (menlo park, ca); brin; sergey (palo alto, ca); milch; brian christopher (mountain view, ca).
here is the abstract that says what the patent is all about.
"a system provides search results from a voice search query. the system receives a voice search query from a user, derives one or more recognition hypotheses, each being associated with a weight, from the voice search query, and constructs a weighted boolean query using the recognition hypotheses. the system then provides the weighted boolean query to a search system and provides the results of the search system to a user."
so what are you waiting for head to the store and get that microphone now, you may require it pretty soon.