Siri Allows Transcription Corrections by Keyboard


With Siri on the new iPhone 4S having some problems recognizing speakers with heavy accents, it's important to note that users are able to tap Siri's transcriptions of their voice input and edit them to correct errors or change parameters. The tip is gaining some publicity from App Advice, who picked up on it from @mattgemmell.

For example, let’s say you want to know where the nearest Italian restaurant is located, but then change your mind. Instead, you’re hungry for American food.

To do so, you would say (or text): Siri, where is the nearest Italian restaurant.

Once Siri gives you an answer, you can adjust the question as follows: Siri, where is the nearest American restaurant.

While in some cases it may be easier to simply speak a new question or request rather than edit a previous one, the feature should be useful for those situations in which Siri is only slightly off in its transcribed text or when only a very minor change in the original request is required to obtain follow-up information.

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118 months ago
You don't have to say "Siri" in front of a question or request. Just talk normally. In fact, after you ask about the Italian restaurant, you can just say "Well what about American?" or "How about French?" or any other normal way you would do it. Siri is smart enough to understand you are still talking about restaurants and you don't have to phrase anything a certain way or give certain commands.

There are no preprogrammed requests. It understands natural language. And no WP7 or any other phone is doing what Siri does.
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118 months ago

You can do that with the old voice command, too. Use it every day.

I'm more worried about the loss of the phone and sensitive data if it is lost, not whether or not someone can make a phone call.


Siri, unlock phone...
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118 months ago

Care to name one?


WP7. Everything you say is also shown in a text box which you can then use to adjust if necessary.

If you want to see what the experience is like, watch the video here...

http://www.winrumors.com/windows-phone-siri-like-features-how-do-they-compare-video/
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118 months ago
Wouldnt a calculator app be easier than typing that example? :confused:
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118 months ago
Should come in handy.
Apple thinks of everything. ;)
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118 months ago
maybe i'm misunderstanding, but the example in the article sounds like asking it a whole new question... i don't get it.
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