It's Friday, and that's good.
I spent yesterday working with some speech-to-text software that had...problems. It was supposed to ingest a specialized lexicon from a particular source. The process was...buggy. It ingested, all right -- taking in misspellings, abbreviations, phonetically-spelled dialog and a whole lot of other things it wasn't supposed to. Then it gave them preference over common English words and correct spelling. Calling the end result "horrendous" is too mild. The manufacturer swooped in late in the day and did some updates that cleared it up, but oh, my.
Made me feel good about my various typos and bad keyboard habits.
5 months ago