Nuance + PlaySay = Voilà!

by Ryan Meinzer


Nuance + PlaySay = Voilà!

I mentioned in this post why we've chosen Nuance as our linchpin voice technology partner for PlaySay. Although it's against common practice, let's expose some of Nuance's and PlaySay's magic with a walk-through of how we enable English and Spanish learners to have real conversations with pronunciation feedback. 

Nuance + PlaySay = Voilà!

Assuming English is your native language, you'll say the phrase in English first.

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Nuance + PlaySay = Voilà!

Great job! Your English better be good, that's what your Spanish partner (learning English) will hear. The cool thing for you is that you now unlocked its Spanish counterpart! We knew that your English pronunciation was awesome via Nuance's speech recognition technology. We're beginning to integrate proprietary adaptive voice recognition algorithms atop Nuance's already state-of-the-art voice recognition. We can't expose all of our magic but can say that we're constantly improving our adaptive algorithms that take into consideration your unique voice, gender and accent. 

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Nuance + PlaySay = Voilà!

Play its Spanish counterpart as many times as you need to for it to sink in to your memory. You're hearing Nuance's text to speech (TTS) here. Soon, we'll be replacing TTS with the highest ranked real native Spanish PlaySayer's voices. 'Parrot' the Spanish phrase that you're hearing with as much pronunciation accuracy as possible.

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Nuance + PlaySay = Voilà!
Oops, we know your pronunciation wasn't great via Nuance's speech recognition technology. Please try again!

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Nuance + PlaySay = Voilà!
Don't be shy, we've removed the embarrassment problem by letting you know exactly what to say and how to say it. Your Spanish partner isn't directly in front of you. Take it easy, take your time. Say it as many times as it takes to get it correct. 

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Nuance + PlaySay = Voilà!

Are you a native Spanish speaker? It sounded like you were, awesome! Play back your sweet Spanish voice, sulk up the glory. You rock. Now send it along to that Spanish partner of yours.

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Nuance + PlaySay = Voilà!

Sweet! They'll get back to you shortly by doing the same process in reverse. 

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Nuance + PlaySay = Voilà!

"Nudge" your partner if they don't get back to you as soon as you'd like. 

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Nuance + PlaySay = Voilà!

Just by speaking, you're helping each other learn a language!

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Nuance + PlaySay = Voilà!

Check out your phrase book to reference all the phrases you're mastering!

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Join the fun, PlaySay today!