Arduino and Google Voice

Hi all,
i’m an electronics student and i’m not an expert at using Arduino, but i wanted to do a simple circuit that should recognize simple vocal commands.
I looked a bit around but everything i found was involving external shields etc, while i wanted to use only the Arduino Uno i have.
I understood that using the Arduino itself for recognizing a voice is nearly impossible, so i thought about using Google Voice on a PC, getting somehow the text and with a program send via serial port the string to Arduino.

The question is…is it possible? Has anyone ever tried something like that? I really don’t know how to start, how can i get the string from Google? Should i use a program or should i write one myself (I have medium knowledge of C / C++) ?

Thanks for your time, and sorry for eventual grammar errors.

FloydJohn: The question is...is it possible?

Yes

FloydJohn: Has anyone ever tried something like that?

No idea, but Google is pretty knowledgeable on those types of questions.

FloydJohn: I really don't know how to start, how can i get the string from Google?

By using their API. You'll need a script/program running on the computer. You can probably find a python script or something out there that does this.

FloydJohn: Should i use a program or should i write one myself (I have medium knowledge of C / C++) ?

Depends on whether or not there is a program that meets your requirements.