I've worked with the Speech API in the past (VB6), and I'm now looking to use it in my project. For those who haven't read previous posts of mine, I'm developing an AI system in C#/.NET which learns from the internet. Well, I'm going to say I told a porky now, as my first step is to actually make it learn from a human oracle (myself).
As a first experiment, I want my system to pluck an image from the net, and present it to me. I will then tell it what the image is (e.g. "tree", "plane", "dog"). This is where I'm wondering about the Speech API's capabilities; is it possible to look at some kind of 'confidence' values for different possible words? What I mean here is, say for example somebody said "thicken"; the speech recognition engine might be 84% certain I said "thicken" and 58% certain I said "chicken"; is there any way to get at this information, as opposed to just the word recognised?
Thanks in advance.