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[libreoffice-accessibility] Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Sphinx - voice translation - Linux


Hi :)
I am wondering if anyone here uses any speech recognition packages or has
any idea about which ones work well.  I think the preference is for
something working well on Linux but it might be interesting to hear about
others.

I am fairly sure Macs used to have something about 20 years ago.  Also
vague memory of "Dragon" or something but really can't remember.
Regards from
Tom :)



On 2 December 2014 at 21:47, Eric <esj@esjworks.com> wrote:


On 12/2/2014 3:08 PM, charles meyer wrote:

Hi Tom,

I spoke with someone who uses Linux and they shared that Sphinx -
voice translation is new so many may not have tried it yet.

Sorry for jumping the gun, so to speak.


It's speech recognition, not voice translation. If I throw you off the top
of the building, I'm going to hear your voice. If I push you near the edge
of the roof, I would hear your speech..

Sphinx has been around for at least 15 years in different forms. It has
been, and probably always will be a system designed for IVR (interactive
voice response, "speak or press one to get ignored by a customer service
representative"). It is not and never will be a system for general-purpose
speech recognition.

The only useful speech recognition packages are NaturallySpeaking with a
not very close runner-up of Windows speech recognition. Google speech
recognition would be in the running if it wasn't bound to a very limited
number of apps with no user accessible grammars. I'm currently
experimenting with running Windows in a KVM virtual machine, running
NaturallySpeaking there and find a way to see the output of
NaturallySpeaking back to the Linux host OS.  If I can get the audio stream
clean enough, it looks like a promising technique for adding speech
recognition to Linux

Now all I need some help to figure out what I don't know about injecting
keystrokes into linux and may be help with fixing up KVM so it passes audio
cleanly under most conditions.

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