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Ask the SMXpert - Optimizing for voice search & virtual assistants - Search

The Ask an SMXpert series continues the questions and answer (Q&A) segment held during sessions at SMX Advanced 2018 in Seattle. Today’s Q&A is from the Optimizing for Voice Search & Virtual Assistants session with Upasna Gautam from Ziff Davis. Question: How much of an impact will homonyms, accents, and stressed words have in voice search? Upasna: The automatic speech recognition capabilities of the voice search system have become intelligent enough to understand accents, dialects, and stressed words, as well as decipher context of homonyms. Google Assistant Group Product Manager Brad Abrams recently discussed this in the Voicebot Podcast , as he highlights (17:00 mark) how accents do pose problems within a country with regional variations, but that localization involves a lot more than just accents. This challenge can be addressed in two parts: automated speech recogniti...

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