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News Brain Training doesn't like Northern accents

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 7 Feb 2008.

  1. Tim S

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    keir S p i t F i r e

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    Blue was the ******* of that software :(
     
  3. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    I don't think there are enough super-computers in the world to correctly voice recognise a northern accent ;)
     
  4. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    EE - NUN - SEE - ATE

    Blue was a bugger, even with my slight essex twang, but you can't expect a £20 (?) Game to have top-of the range voice recognition.

    I wonder how it copes with Glaswiegan docker's accents?
     
  5. Johnny Bravo

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    Is she sure she wasn't just getting the wrong answer? :D
     
  6. Hugo

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    Uh! Mah! Gud! Diiis iz redikulus mon innit, like how iz we sopposed to play uh game wen we iz talkin narmal like and it iz sayin we iz no speek proper?

    I don't see how people can be so indignant that a game can't tell that 'bloo' and 'bluh' or 'yell-oh' and 'yell-uh' are the same thing when it's been programmed to understand the 'correct' way to speak the language.
     
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    All the more reason to chop off the north and set it a drift... we could call it the 'northern rock'!
     
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    oi i've a good mind to attach you to France for that comment. Don't worry wales we wouldn't do that to you.
     
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    notice they are both women - in the manual it does state that someone with a higher-pitch voice might have difficulty with some of the voice recognition words.

    Personally, ive not had any issues with the game - except i ran out of sodoku.
     
  10. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    This new article really comes to life if you read it aloud in a proper Manc accent.

    It's little steps like this that are needed to rid the world of horrible accents like the Mancunian one. Scottish / Irish / Welsh are fine for me, but I think the world could do without Manc and Brummie accents. IMO of course.
     
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    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Yeah, and then it'd sink.. That's not an issue, is it?
     
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    Just a quick correction, it's northern English people that are having trouble with accents, not northern UK. Northern UK would be roughly where I live, and up here we can actually speak the language... I mean, sure, weegies won't get on well but most Scots will do fine.

    I'm never really sure what goes through southern English people's heads when they refer to the north of England as "The North" - what does that make Scotland, ultra-north? Or are we so far north we're south? :p
     
  13. Tim S

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    Uber North, of course ;)
     
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    As I said on another forum that led with this story, Watchdog concluded that it wasn't the accent that causes problem (they went all over England), it was the pitch of the user's voice. Women were told to speaker in a deeper tone. Does no one actually listen to the whole story any more?? :wallbash:

    Edit - To be fair that bbc link doesn't mention that, but that is how they concluded on the programme itself.
     
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  15. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    We call it Scotland

    I'm sure when someone in China says "the north" they wouldn't mean Mongolia.
     
  16. specofdust

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    Yeah, but, me and you live in the same country mate ;)
     
  17. Tim S

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    Does that mean that Brain Training is sexist instead? :p
     
  18. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    The queens accent worked perfectly.
     
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    What about Bronx?
    *hides*
     
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    it hates southern accents. first hand experience right here.
     
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