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Accent on speech: Scottish Volunteers Sought For Speech Recognition
Engineers at Birmingham University are looking for Elgin folk for a study that will help them to develop better speech recognition systems for personal computers and other applications. The engineers are looking into how accents affect the performance of speech recognition systems, and are looking for participants from the Elgin area for research between April 14 and 16 at Elgin Library. A spokesman for the university said: "Speech recognition software is already available for personal computers from high street stores and is being more widely used in mobile phones, cars and over the telephone network. "However, speech recognition does not take into account the way in which English is spoken throughout the British Isles and currently works best for people with standard southern British accents."
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