Prof. Cassimatis believes that his voice recognition technology is much better compared to what's currently used by the leading companies, because of the fundamental differences in their approach towards natural language recognition. “We memorize the dictionary to read the Library of Congress. Siri is trying to memorize the Library of Congress," says Cassimatis.
The engine of SkyPhrase, which is currently available as a website, Chrome extension and an iPhone app, is capable of understanding complex queries, which the widely-popular services today might struggle with. For example:
- "Emails that Jane sent me during the holidays containing pictures;"
- "Tweets about Mars from NASA during the last two days;"
- "Flights from New York to Orlando leaving next week and returning in November."
If you'd like to give SkyPhrase a try, you can do so by visiting its website or by downloading SkyPhrase for iOS for $0.99.