RE: TED SELKER: US Election Assistance Commission--Questions

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 12:49:23 CDT

At 11:01 AM -0400 5/11/04, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:
>Arthur sez:
>
> >The biggest problem with the audio tape is there is no feasible
>>automated way to reconcile the tape against the computerized vote
>>records.
>
>Ted's argument is that you could apply voice recognition to the
>audio tape. Since it's a synthesized voice (i.e. no human variation)
>it'd be quite reliable. So you could play each tape back to recreate
>the "click stream" that should generate the same result as the
>electronic results.

Voice recognition (even of synthesized voices) is not as advanced a
technology as bar code and OCR scanning. And it would seem so
painful to read in all those tapes, that full recounts would rarely
be done.

Ted's a great UI guy. He's the one that invented for IBM the "pencil
eraser" cursor control (i.e., mouse). Funny, many people hate that
thing.

Best regards,
Arthur

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