Speegle, the Talking Search Engine

An article in The Herald gives an overview of Speegle, a talking search engine developed by a company called CEC Systems on the lovely Morrison Street, here in Edinburgh.

Unfortunately for CEC, I'm not sure that they will be able to capitalise on this, given that text-to-speech engines already exist as do search engines. I can't see any USP's for CEC's Speech product apart from the accent... And I don't imagine it'll be too long before they get a letter from Mountain View asking that they change the look of Speegle. And a few things in the implementation suck, e.g. when reading the URL it can't be read as one would a sentence, spelling out words including mention of '_' or '-' would allow the information at least to be passed accurately.

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Posted by Paul in Search Tech at November 8, 2004 02:19 PM