Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Voice Recognition Star Wars

While doing the photographs for the latest Patton Project, I came up with one of my more brilliant ideas. I had put on my favourite movie, Star Wars: A New Hope, to play in the background while I took pictures. Then I decided to Twitter about it, but in a unique way: I used an iPhone app called "Vlingo" that can translate your voice into text and then post it to Twitter. I figured I'd see how it handled my favourite Star Wars quotes. It's not exactly 100% accurate (especially when doing Darth Vader and Ben Kenobi impressions), but that was the main point: let's see how the text gets mangled.

I actually came up with the voice recognition idea a little way into the movie, and missed a few of the quotes at the beginning, so I've gone back and added a few at the beginning and a few I missed in the middle, but all have been Vlingoed. See how many you can recognize!
  1. "Long time ago and galaxy far far west"
  2. "We do"
  3. "is this a calls lecture where is the am about to go"
  4. "There's 1 set to stun"
  5. "I'm going to regret this" (score!)
  6. "Call die before she tells you anything"
  7. "Don't get to the with may"
  8. "Call Tuesday to it is you did his you'll"
  9. "web search George"
  10. "Poser program for etiquette and protocol"
  11. "Can you speak bocce" (wow!)
  12. "Is going to Austin to pick up some parking burgers"
  13. "the start to unit have a bad motivator"
  14. "Bank of America, well that is going to feels so good"
  15. "hi and see 3 PO Ching side alterations"
  16. "You're the 1 Canobie for my only hope"
  17. "We are just crazy old Matt"
  18. "Is going to check the baby"
  19. "It's around us Patrick source pines the galaxy picked up"
  20. "Dangers your Starfleet command at not just the Playstation"
  21. "The ability to destroy upset insignificant next to the power of the folks"
  22. "Send people always ride single file I need the number is"
  23. "I find your lack of state and disturbing"
  24. "Quantum on the way to the force become a gym I love my father"
  25. "Most Isley spaceport you'll never find out more rigid hive of scum and put it in a"
  26. "Google need to see if this application"
  27. "At the joy joy looking for"
  28. "We go serpentine here"
  29. "This s*** the bed Kessel run with 12 parts sex" (it put in the asterixes itself...)
  30. "traveling to Harbor Stacy like bustin crops bored"
  31. "Loof for another topic American retarded than they move systems"
  32. "That's no moon it's the space station" (very close!)
  33. "Who is more for lish the folk all the fool who doesn't"
  34. "What an incredible snow you discovered"
  35. "I got a bad feeling about this" (hey! It got another right!)
  36. "Mike is that walking carpet on my way"
  37. "I love you I was about the monitor now I am the masta"
  38. "Your power is all week old Masson"
  39. "you call twins or if you strike me dial I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine"
  40. "Story show together c'mon very whole together"
  41. "Baseballs I will Pratts and mighty 16 back home"
  42. "May the force be with you" (another match!)
  43. "Google power to front deflector screens switch l power to front deflector strains"
  44. "Evacuate dynamo the trials I think you overestimate their chances"
  45. "It because like beggars canyon back home"
  46. "You suck balls look" (I SWEAR that's what it came up with)
  47. "you are a queer can know what day is going to go home"
  48. "Call jott kid that was in a million"
  49. "Remember the force be with you always" (close!)
  50. "Calorie!"
And that's the end of "Voice Recognition Star Wars". I hope you had a lovely time. I'll post the answer key in a few days.


Rasalom said...

#29 makes it all worthwhile.

Lisa P said...

That was beautiful.

Ted Hobgood said...

Here's the answer key.

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away
We're doomed.
If this is a councillor ship, where is the ambassador?
There's one; set to stun.
I'm going to regret this.
She'll die before she tells you anything!
Don't get technical with me!
R2-D2! It is you! It is you!
Look sir, droids.
I suppose you're programmed for etiquette and protocol.
Can you speak bocce?
But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!
This unit has a bad motivator!
Thank the maker, this oil bath is going to feel so good.
And I am C3-PO, human/cyborg relations.
Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
That wizard's just a crazy old man.
PLEASE don't deactivate me!
It surrounds us, it penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together.
Dangerous to your starfleet, commander; NOT to this battlestation.
The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.
Sandpeople always ride single file to hide their numbers.
I find your lack of faith disturbing.
I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father.
Mos Eisley Spaceport. You'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
You don't need to see his identification.
These aren't the droids you're looking for.
We don't serve their kind here.
It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.
Travelling through hyperspace ain't like dustin' crops, boy!
You would prefer another target? A military target? Then name the system!
That's no moon...it's a space station.
Who is more foolish? The fool, or the fool who follows him?
What an incredible smell you've discovered!
I got a bad feeling about this...
Will somebody get this big walking carpet out of my way?
When first we met, I was the learner. Now I am the master.
Your power is weak, old man.
You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
She'll hold together...c'mon baby, hold together.
I bullseyed womp rats in my T-16 back home.
May the Force be with you.
Switch all power to front deflector screens. Switch all power to front deflector screens.
Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.
It's be just like Beggar's Canyon back home!
Use the Force, Luke!
You're all clear kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home.
Great shot, kid! That was one in a million!
Remember the Force will be with you, always.
Carrie! (my favourite blooper of all time!)