Google was granted a patent for a “voice interface for a search engine” on Tuesday.
Aw Come On! They’ve been doing that on Star Trek for years!
“A system provides search results from a voice search query. The system receives a voice search query from a user, derives one or more recognition hypotheses, each being associated with a weight, from the voice search query, and constructs a weighted boolean query using the recognition hypotheses. The system then provides the weighted boolean query to a search system and provides the results of the search system to a user.
Ben Charny summed the news up nicely for PC Magazine.