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Does anybody know how Jott works?

by Jasmes / January 27, 2008 6:50 PM PST

Its what I felt was missing from the whole BT headset thing. Texting in car = stupid dangerous. Now I can do it with a tap of my H700's call button? Witchcraft.


Anyway, if any of you BOL'ers know how the transcription technology works in Jott let me know, I'm curious.

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Monkeys
by jthrock / January 27, 2008 11:45 PM PST

They have monkey's with robotic arms and laser's attached to their heads transcribing the Jott's into messages. Duh!

I think it's just simply text to speech technology, I first used it like 6 months or so ago, and it was very very slow in transcribing, now it seems like it is much faster and more accurate. You can go in and rate the correctness of jotts and I think that helps the technology get better.

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re: Monkeys
by Kate from Jott / January 28, 2008 9:52 AM PST
In reply to: Monkeys

Not as exciting as monkeys with robotic arms and lasers, but the real answer is that we use a combination of voice recognition and human transcription.

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hm
by Jasmes / January 28, 2008 9:57 AM PST
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I'm guessing thats as detailed as you can get?

I'm interested in how you combine the humans with the technology, ie: do the people transcribe things that confuse the computer, or do they proof all the jotts, etc

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Oh, and...
by Jasmes / January 28, 2008 9:58 AM PST
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if you are indeed a Jott employee, want to tell me how to call in and listen to my Jotts? I see an option in prefs for a pin number to do this, but can't find anything else about it.

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re: Oh, and...
by Kate from Jott / January 29, 2008 1:16 AM PST
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Well I can't give away all of our secrets Happy So yes, that is as specific as I get.

I can help you out with your questions though (as I am indeed a Jott employee)... At the moment, there is no way to call in and listen to Jotts you have sent yourself, only Jotts other people have sent you. You can call 866-JOTT-BOX to hear these messages. The pin number is really just for extra security. If you enable a pin, you will be required to enter it every time you call Jott. Hope this helps!

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(NT) Ah okay
by Jasmes / January 29, 2008 3:44 AM PST
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