The unofficial Google Webblog states that Google has just received the patent for a voice interface for a voice search engine also known as Google Voice Search.
This system is going to be able to provide search results from a voice search query. How will it actually work? Well, the system is supposed to receive a voice search query from a user. The system itself is going to construct a wighted boolean query using the recognition hypothesis, returning in the end the search results.
The product actually exists but is not online yet. What would the steps for an user of such a system be, in order for him to use it ?
Firstly, one should have to call a specified Google automated voice search line system, then specify the search keywords of interest. Next step would be clicking on a link provided by Google which would offer the voice search results. If more queries are provided, a new window will show up with all the updated results.
There have been rumors around the Web stating that this project has been under development since 2003. If true or not, it’s up for Google to say, nevertheless we are definitely waiting for testing the new tool.