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PDF Text to Speech Reading System - Double the Speed, Ditch the Computerish Voice Inflection

June 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 203

Perhaps, you are someone who finds greater productivity working in absolute silence. However, most people get rather used to working in a room filled with coffee shop level noise, TVs in the background, or listening to their favorite music, or in my case a lecture from some college or university. Of course, after you've listened to nearly every topic that you care to learn about, you start getting more picky, and esoteric about the niches with which you wish to learn. Okay so, I'd like to talk to you a little bit about learning in the background while you work.

Yes, I too have watched all the discovery channels, science channels, and how things are made, perhaps like you. I've even turned on the self-reading feature on PDF files for visually challenged, this is where the PDF reads the text and converts it to speech. Unfortunately, it reads it so slow and in a computerized voice, that you end up missing most of it, and you have to concentrate so hard, you are better off to read it yourself, therefore you can't do two things at once and let it go in the background. Worse, you can scan read a research paper, much faster than the computerized text to speech recognition system for these PDF files.

What I'm saying to you is this; we can do better, and the programmers and those that work on speech recognition need to upgrade this stuff, and would it be great if you could listen to PDF file on your iPad while driving to and from work? Many e-books are now in PDF files, along with news articles, stories, and all sorts of other stuff. You could merely turn it on, and start driving, and by the time you got to wherever you were going, you would've heard the whole thing. This would be great for researchers, educators, government workers, and corporate training. It would be good for ongoing education in regulatory compliance for all those people who have licenses which require that.

Now then, speaking for myself, I would like these technologies to improve so I can continue my lifetime of learning on the topics I care to learn about, while I am doing other things, such as answering e-mails, interacting with my readers, or doing other writing. This would increase my productivity, and I could stay on the leading-edge of all those technologies and knowledge that interests me. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this, and work on bettering these types of software programs.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Future Concepts. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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