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
>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

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424
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