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There are also voice silencers available from Talk Technologies

Removed uncited plagiarism[edit]

The entire last paragraph appeared to have been taken verbatim from the talk incorporated website without citation, so I removed it. It also seemed somewhat tangential. Feel free to bring it back and paraphrase and cite, I just thought it shouldn't be up at all in its current form. Blurble 21:13, 25 August 2005 (UTC)

Voice recognition vs speech recognition[edit]

I changed three occurrences of "voice recognition", an application that distinguishes voices from one another and from "noise", to "speech recognition", which is the action performed by voice-to-text systems, automated attendants and so on. Fenwayguy (talk) 17:01, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

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The Darth Vader issue[edit]

I noticed that pro-stenomask editors have been very aggressive (or should I say, defensive?) about purging references to the common Darth Vader objection to stenomask technology from Wikipedia articles on depositions, stenomask, and the like. Most American lawyers and court reporters strongly dislike stenomask because it's incredibly weird to have someone sitting there murmuring with this Darth Vader-like mask on their face hooked up to a machine. Anyway, I'm going to have to dig up some references to reliable sources on this issue, then I'll restore those mentions. --Coolcaesar (talk) 17:38, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

I have no objections if you put this information in. I think it gives a good visual description of the device. Innab (talk) 16:03, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
I'm glad to discover that we have similar views on this issue. I find it really funny how stenomask proponents are in denial about the Darth Vader issue. --Coolcaesar (talk) 05:15, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
I think the manufactures of the equipment have money in stake on it. Innab (talk) 15:19, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Stenomask developed in the 1940ies - Speech recognition added later[edit]

Problem: If you read the article as of 2012-02-11, it gives the impression that the stenomask solution of the 1940ies included computerized speech recognition.

Reasoning against that: If you have just some basic knowledge about the history of computing, you know that this cannot be true! Also a quick lookup within the Wikipedia shows so: The English article on speech recognition currently lacks a history section, participation appreciated! The respective German article has a history section on it, which made clear that speech recognition at the necessary level for typical Stenomask applications could not have been possible in the 1940ies.

Current article structure —> Requested additions from knowledgeable persons: The describing part explains the mouthpiece and mentions the use of voice recognition, the history part tells that the Stenomask was invented and developed in the 1940ies.

But the article itself gives no information on…:

  • …when the Stenomask was combined with speech recognition! —> Please add that missing info to the history section!
  • …the recording medium in the 1940ies! From reading the source [1], it gets implicitly clear, that the Stenomask as of the 1940ies must have been used for audio recording only, and then a typist transcribed it to text. —> Please add information on the recording device, at least the original state, later changes also appreciated! Inside the mask, or wire/less connection to recording device? Recording device stationary or mobile? Etc…

--PutzfetzenORG (talk) 13:41, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

  1. ^ The Horace Webb Story, National Verbatim Reporters Assoc, retrieved 13 Mar 2007

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