Joho the Blog » How to wreck a nice beach

How to wreck a nice beach

No, this is not about BP. “How to wreck a nice beach” is an iconic phrase for speech recognition software, just as “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana” is for semantic disambiguation. The first is an automated rendering of “How to recognize speech.” The second consists of two sentences that look similar, but each word (except the indefinite article, I guess) plays a different role in the two sentences.

This comes to mind because there’s an interesting post by Repression Jones about a book on the history of the vocoder by Dave Tompkins, along with about an hour of vocoded sounds. Vocoders were originally designed to encrypt voice transmissions. But, run a music synthesizer through it and out the other end you get the 1960s.

7 Responses to “How to wreck a nice beach”

  1. christian audigier

  2. Joho the Blog » How to wreck a nice beach…

    Joho the Blog » How to wreck a nice beach…

  3. Joho the Blog » How to wreck a nice beach…

    Joho the Blog » How to wreck a nice beach…

  4. Joho the Blog » How to wreck a nice beach…

  5. Fantastic site. A lot of useful information here.
    I am sending it to a few pals ans also sharing in delicious.
    And of course, thanks on your sweat!

  6. Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful article. Many thanks for providing this info.

    my web page – gps gps gps

  7. Hi there would you mind letting me know which web host you’re utilizing?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different web browsers and I must
    say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a reasonable price?
    Cheers, I appreciate it!

    Have a look at my web blog weight loss pills that work

Leave a Reply

WordPress Anti-Spam by WP-SpamShield

Web Joho only

Comments (RSS).  RSS icon

Creative Commons License
Joho the Blog by David Weinberger is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Creative Commons license: Share it freely, but attribute it to me, and don't use it commercially without my permission.

Joho the Blog gratefully uses WordPress blogging software.
Thank you, WordPress!