NOIMAN Consulting is a consulting service for voice technology and everything around it. Voice technology changes the way we interact with computers and machines: You just “speak and listen” to websites, cars, phones, databases, factory machines or household electronics, just as if you talked to a human counterpart – no more clumsy typing, staring at small screens, or searching for the right buttons.
Voice is definitely something for your products, services and ideas, too – we will show you exactly how.
Choosing voice is a big decision with a high entry threshold – things will change drastically. The benefits of voice are plenty, but you’ll need to prepare and chose carefully how you do voice. NOIMAN Consulting is independent of and not connected to any specific voice platform, we will help you rethinking hardware, software and user experience from your specific perspective first, and then chose the voice configuration that is best for your product
Our experts have designed, built and deployed voice solutions customized on Alexa, Google, Bixby, Siri, Nuance and other platforms, to customers in a wide range of industries. They will sit down with you from start to end to make sure your voice interface works well, too.
From designing an embedded voice control for cars in 14 languages, and localizing the Bixby voice assistant in German, to adding fun to your daily laundry routine with an Alexa skill for washing machines or creating the industry’s first natural language understanding solution in an Asian language – we have successfully deployed groundbreaking and innovative voice applications.
Voice control, voice assistant, voice-enabling, speech recognition or voice user interface – all these terms refer to the same process: say with your voice, with your mouth, what you want, to a machine or a computer. Alexa skills, Google actions or Bixby capsules are different brand names for voice applications that are hosted on voice platforms like Alexa, Google or Bixby. A voice application is similar to a mobile app on a smartphone; it can be an interface to get information, do online shopping , play a game, book a trip, etc., only that the mobile app’s “touch and see” is replaced by “talk and listen”.
Any voice system has two essential modules – the first module, the ASR (automatic speech recognition) converts the sound of your words into written text. The second module, the NLU (natural language understanding) then converts the written text into meaning (“meaning” for a machine typically means one or more instructions to do things). Most voice platforms offer a generic ASR that cannot be changed by individual developers. Their NLU is modified indirectly by supplying sample utterances.