Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Google is Granted Voice Search Patent

Google is Granted Voice Search Patent

Today Google was granted Patent #7,027,987 by the US Patent and Trademark Office covering a 'Voice interface for a search engine.'

The implications for this are enormous. Consider what Google’s ability would be to search out audio clips in Podcasts, Internet Audio, and Video.

Google’s current video search is based on keyword tags that are inserted by the author. If they were to search the audio tracks inside these videos their search results could be much more accurate.

Furthermore the Patent would stop other search engine companies and Microsoft from being able to compete with them.

We’ve got to consider that the new Web will become more and more comprised of audio/video technologies.

This is certainly something to keep an eye on.

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