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On 07/18/2015 03:42 AM, Eric wrote:
On 07/17/2015 05:25 PM, charles meyer wrote:
For those on the list using or contemplating Linux, this was interesting.

No one really addressed software only written for Windows - e.g.
Dragon Naturally Speaking.

There doesn't seem to be a good open source or Linux-based voice
recognition software.

That can be a deal breaker.
yes it can be. As someone dependent on NaturallySpeaking, I can tell you that most of the native limits speech recognition solutions do not measure up and would probably take a multimillion dollar effort to make a functional equivalent.

Then there is the issue of supporting it, fixing bugs, adding features, working with the community current open-source funding techniques just don't measure up to the financial needs of critical projects like this would be.

So how is it, I am using NaturallySpeaking to dictate on the next? Well the wine solution is pretty fragile and doesn't work with the latest NaturallySpeaking. It still has problems with using community supported extensions such as natlink and vocola.

Instead, I'm using a different solution which is running NaturallySpeaking in a Windows virtual machine and using a tool I developed called speech bridge (See github) to link speech recognition functionality in Windows to whatever the hell Linux is doing.

It's moving slow, I am changing things as I need them. I'm getting to the point where I could use some assistance but I'm going to hold off asking until I have a good specification/Definition.

--- eric

There are only two or three Win-only software I need to use, that I have not found an easy to use alternative for a .deb based Linux OS. Also, I have not found any way to use my external USB-based wifi antenna, for "better/faster" useful access 10 floors below my router's antennas. IF so, then Linux would be use for that work "environment",

Also, for the "speech issue", I have never been able to got that to work properly for Ubuntu and Linux Mint, as least text to speech. I have not worked with speech to text or speech "system control" before, so I have not really looked into that, much.

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