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Siri and Accents?

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discountmagic Calculating status...
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Oct 14, 2011 9:38 PM

My Siri does not understand anything I say. I have an Indian accent but most other voice recognition softwares work well with me. Is it Siri or is it me? A big dissapointment as I bought an IPhone 4S to use that extensively!!

iPhone 4, iOS 5, IPhone 4S
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,440 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 9:45 PM (in response to discountmagic)

    Works fine for me.

    Headset or mic on the iPhone?

  • Raymond Frake Calculating status...
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    Oct 14, 2011 9:45 PM (in response to discountmagic)

    It doesn't understand my wife's Filipino accent either. Her English is easily understood by everyone she meets...but Siri is having problems. It's probably going to take awhile before the software is written to be more flexible, I guess.

  • GJBPA Calculating status...
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    Oct 14, 2011 9:48 PM (in response to discountmagic)

    Read some of the other posts. There seems to be an issue with Siri. I dont know what it is but it is affecting a lot of people. It sounds like it may be an Apple issue.

  • gundapaneni Calculating status...
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    Oct 20, 2011 5:58 AM (in response to discountmagic)

    I too have Indian accent andSiri is not working for me. I am disappointed with the purchase of 4S.

  • Raymond Frake Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Oct 20, 2011 9:58 AM (in response to gundapaneni)

    It took a couple of days, but Siri did manage to learn my wife's Filipino accent. She just has to make sure to annunciate properly.

  • Sailor666666 Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2011 10:39 AM (in response to Raymond Frake)

    Hi Raymond, would it seem like Siri is "learning" your wife's way of pronouncing words or is she learning to speak American?

  • bharat dundee Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2011 7:32 AM (in response to discountmagic)

    I have been in UK for past 4 years and have a nutral accent. I have seen this NDTV video where a guy talks in normal indian accent and siri works fine. I have tried both UK and US language selection, but Siri some times doesnt get when ask it to remind me when I leave work etc.

     

    It does other stuff life set an alarm. I some times stree on some words which is normal in Scotland. Now I dont know why, but I think siri listens to my words and also takes in your breathing sounds and makes up some **** words.

     

    I havent tried the headset yet. May be I will give it a try wit the Headset.

     

    Plus its sad that in UK siri cant search for any business or hotels. I dont know why apple always seems to release stuff incomplete.

  • junaidfromauckland Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2011 7:48 PM (in response to discountmagic)

    yeah with me also same .. i actually work for technical support no one have any problem understand me .. but siri can understand me in few words .. like simple things time , weather, unbrella & .. like simple stuff .. but real problem starts with locating places . and navigating .. i think it wont work 100% with indian accent .. mainly with ask siri to reply freind . via sms or email.. getting e-mail address its really hard.. and seaching contacts in phone is reallyhard time i think better stick to iphone 4 ......................

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Nov 26, 2011 5:32 AM (in response to bharat dundee)

    bharat dundee wrote:

     

    Plus its sad that in UK siri cant search for any business or hotels. I dont know why apple always seems to release stuff incomplete.


    Apple has stated very clearly that Siri is beta and therefore incomplete. You are free not to use it until it is finished.

  • Marcosoft Calculating status...
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    Nov 26, 2011 7:06 AM (in response to discountmagic)

    I've New Zealand accent and Siri doesn't understand all the words I'm saying, e.g : I said keep a "Note" for me, Siri reply: I don't understand what do you mean by keep a "Not" for me.

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    Nov 27, 2011 5:37 PM (in response to discountmagic)

    I have a spanish accent and Siri does not understand anything I say.  Why is Siri only in french and german and not in spanish? A big dissapointment for mi too!

  • bharat dundee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 28, 2011 1:55 AM (in response to discountmagic)

    I used iphone 4s for 2 months and then still having battery issues plus siri being no use, I decided to go with Samsung galaxy s2 white. My service providers (Three UK) really helpful and did do the swap for the phone without any issues.

     

    Now having used the samung galaxy s2 for a few days, I can tell that ios 5 and siri are some features copied from andriod market and samsung s2.

     

    The voice talk in samsung agalxy s2 works far far better in recognizing your voice and has never made a mistalke yet in understanding what i say, plus it doent haveing to go usrfing around the world like siri does when it says let me think.

     

    And all the features and modification you can do with samsung widgets is great. Apple looks like its trying to copy andriod os, but its that successful.

     

    1) Siri is a copy of samsung voice with some silly addded features

     

    2) itunes wifi sync is a copy of kies which samsung launched, plus kies works better because u dont need to download a software for it, kies in samsung phone will give you a unique address to type based on the wifi network you are connected to, and just type this address on a browser, off you start uploading and downloading software to your phone and all songs.

     

    3) Andriod market allows you to download apps on the market and apps will be downloaded directly to your phone.

     

    4) Phone is safter thinner and better sized screen than Iphone 4s.

     

    5) and you HSPA + (so called 4G)

     

    So with this note I off the Apple forum for good.

     

    Thank you

  • Geoff1234 Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2011 4:09 AM (in response to discountmagic)

    Well, I grew up in Philadelphia, PA and have lived in the US my whole life, and Siri makes a lot of mistakes when I speak.  For example, when I say "no", Siri often interprets it as "now", and tries to put an appointment into my calendar.

    They obviously have a long way to go with Siri.  I think the current version is only useful as a novelty.

  • FlammeRouge Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2011 12:21 PM (in response to discountmagic)

    I'm glad I'm not the only one! I've got a Scottish accent and speak very clearly and am easily understandable by all English speakers. The problem I have is that Scottish vowels are very different from English ones. Through testing with friends it works quite well with English accents. I guess we really need a dictation calibration for non-south east English accents - for UK users anyway!

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