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baronobeefdip 11-27-2011 06:37 PM

is there a good way to enable voice recognition
i have a debian squeeze platform and i want it to do voice recognition so that i can open and close applications by talking to the computer. i also want to be able to use speech to text so i can talk to the computer and have it automatically type it into a word document, comment box, or searchbar automatically depending on what i am telling it

i know that there are many projects on this but i have been unable to find an application that works well for me, i recently tried perl voicebox but to no avail when i ran the command it just gave me an error (i can't recreate it and copy the text because i have already uninstalled it). so i just decided to move on but based on your experience what is the easiest and most simple application that you have gotten to work and was easy to install.

ccolumbu 11-28-2011 04:44 PM

I like, but it is not free.

jefro 11-28-2011 05:52 PM

baronobeefdip 11-29-2011 12:38 PM

i have already read the wikipedia page and have looked into almost all of the free ones but to no avail. vedics worked for some time but when i tried to install it on my laptop and started it through command line i get a bunch of errors that i have no idea what they meant

baronobeefdip 11-29-2011 12:44 PM

alright i just installed vedics on my debian laptop and tried to start it through command line once again and got this error in the terminal

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/pyVEDICS/", line 180, in startVedics
    vedics = Vedics()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/pyVEDICS/", line 40, in __init__
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/pyVEDICS/", line 71, in buildCommands
    self.currentCommandList = self.commandBuilder.getCurrentCommands()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/pyVEDICS/", line 66, in getCurrentCommands
    return self.createCurrentCommands()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/pyVEDICS/", line 45, in createCurrentCommands
    return self.currentManager.getCurrentCommands()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/pyVEDICS/", line 145, in getCurrentCommands
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/pyVEDICS/", line 135, in createAccessibleList
    for app in accessibleList :
UnboundLocalError: local variable 'accessibleList' referenced before assignment

jefro 11-29-2011 08:46 PM

Did you follow the readme file for installation? Looks like a python issue.

baronobeefdip 11-29-2011 10:39 PM

so your saying that i should update python since the latest version came out recently and the version of python that was pre-installed on the debian dvd isn't the newest nor do i think that the latest version of python is on the repo server. i'll give it a try

Linux_420 12-08-2011 08:48 PM

Have you looked into Orca? It was installed on the Fedora 15 live cd so you can check it out on that if you wish.. I personally found it to be a pain in the ass but it seems to be full featured. '

baronobeefdip 12-09-2011 09:03 AM

orca is a text reader not a voice recognition program so thats not what i am looking for

isn't orca the program with the killer whale and pen as the icon because if it is then thats not what i am looking for. why do all the google searches and some forum responses bring up text reading software.

baronobeefdip 12-09-2011 09:19 AM

i just discovered something called sphinx2 on the debian software repositories, it says it's a tool kit so i was guessing that there may be something that was added to the applications menu but i see nothing. do i have to manually add something to the applications menu (i had to do that with google chrome for some reason) or do i need to install another program that can interact with sphinx

Linux_420 12-11-2011 06:30 PM


baronobeefdip 12-13-2011 03:23 PM

yes is there anything that can be installed to configure sphinx2 in a simple manner i really want to command my laptop with my voice

butthead48 02-29-2012 11:24 PM

Tried Sphinx?
I had Sphinx recommended to me. I downloaded it but I can't figure out how to make it work, but I'm really new to linux and I'm totally lost in terminal mode. you might have better luck.

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