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Old 04-28-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
frenchn00b
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I just installed a linux pc with a very large flat screen, with great contrast (samsung), on my big fridge in my kitchen... looks like hi-tech kitchen Well would you know if there is a way that I can dictate with voice to my fridge (well the pc next to) my shopping-list. would you know a lightweight possibility (since you know so much with linux) that would possibly work (ie a voice recognition with learning would be greatest (not a wined DragonNat.Speaking))?

Last edited by jtshaw; 04-29-2008 at 10:08 PM. Reason: Copied from another post and edited out the quote part... because this belongs in its own thread to get proper exposure.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 02:49 AM   #2
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I spoke to a speech recognition software programmer last year (the people you meet on trains...!) He said that the core voice recognition software was pretty much standard now and freely available as source code. The money, he said, was in customising and tuning it for specific uses, e.g. for dictation a wide range of vocabulary is needed but if a word is misheard it isn't too bad as long as the text is phonetic so the user can guess what the speaker said. For voice control, for contrast, vocabulary is small but a greater degree of accuracy is needed.

Guess what: I looked on google and found xvoice and cvoice control which are large and small vocabulary engines respectively, if I am not mistaken.

There is also open-mind. freespeech.sourceforge.net, apparently, but I can't access sourceforge at the moment.

Regards, Googleparrot.

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Old 04-30-2008, 01:05 PM   #3
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I spoke to a speech recognition software programmer last year (the people you meet on trains...!) He said that the core voice recognition software was pretty much standard now and freely available as source code. The money, he said, was in customising and tuning it for specific uses, e.g. for dictation a wide range of vocabulary is needed but if a word is misheard it isn't too bad as long as the text is phonetic so the user can guess what the speaker said. For voice control, for contrast, vocabulary is small but a greater degree of accuracy is needed.

Guess what: I looked on google and found xvoice and cvoice control which are large and small vocabulary engines respectively, if I am not mistaken.

There is also open-mind. freespeech.sourceforge.net, apparently, but I can't access sourceforge at the moment.

Regards, Googleparrot.
Well I tried all of them, and the only one that is worth a try and would have been promising are:

- cvoivecontrol

- http://live.gnome.org/GnomeVoiceControl
(damn crap; just for gnome )

Please forget all others: they are crap.

We N E E D support for our keyboard-less servers in that field !
Who cares 100pct festival can ask us questions to repeat !
 
Old 09-20-2008, 08:34 AM   #4
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CvoiceControl

Hi, tried CvoiceControl but the microphone_config failed with following left on Terminal pane. Can anyone explain what the problem is or hit similar and found solution. Using CentOS 5

On the subject of recognition software, see Perlbox-voice, not been able to get 100% success but maybe my sound card. It allows the setting up of commands to be run on receipt af a specific word.

Thank you,
Doug


cb1000-00dee000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 37781726 /lib/libc-2.5.so
00dee000-00df0000 r-xp 0013c000 fd:00 37781726 /lib/libc-2.5.so
00df0000-00df1000 rwxp 0013e000 fd:00 37781726 /lib/libc-2.5.so
00df1000-00df4000 rwxp 00df1000 00:00 0
00e53000-00e54000 r-xp 00e53000 00:00 0 [vdso]
02dcf000-02dda000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 37781520 /lib/libgcc_s-4.1.2-20080102.so.1
02dda000-02ddb000 rwxp 0000a000 fd:00 37781520 /lib/libgcc_s-4.1.2-20080102.so.1
08048000-08051000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 26401507 /usr/local/bin/microphone_config
08051000-08052000 rw-p 00008000 fd:00 26401507 /usr/local/bin/microphone_config
080d3000-080f5000 rw-p 080d3000 00:00 0
b7fe8000-b7fea000 rw-p b7fe8000 00:00 0
bfe0f000-bfe45000 rw-p bfe0f000 00:00 0 [stack]
Aborted
 
Old 09-24-2008, 03:50 PM   #5
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Hi, tried CvoiceControl but the microphone_config failed with following left on Terminal pane. Can anyone explain what the problem is or hit similar and found solution. Using CentOS 5

On the subject of recognition software, see Perlbox-voice, not been able to get 100% success but maybe my sound card. It allows the setting up of commands to be run on receipt af a specific word.

Thank you,
Doug


cb1000-00dee000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 37781726 /lib/libc-2.5.so
00dee000-00df0000 r-xp 0013c000 fd:00 37781726 /lib/libc-2.5.so
00df0000-00df1000 rwxp 0013e000 fd:00 37781726 /lib/libc-2.5.so
00df1000-00df4000 rwxp 00df1000 00:00 0
00e53000-00e54000 r-xp 00e53000 00:00 0 [vdso]
02dcf000-02dda000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 37781520 /lib/libgcc_s-4.1.2-20080102.so.1
02dda000-02ddb000 rwxp 0000a000 fd:00 37781520 /lib/libgcc_s-4.1.2-20080102.so.1
08048000-08051000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 26401507 /usr/local/bin/microphone_config
08051000-08052000 rw-p 00008000 fd:00 26401507 /usr/local/bin/microphone_config
080d3000-080f5000 rw-p 080d3000 00:00 0
b7fe8000-b7fea000 rw-p b7fe8000 00:00 0
bfe0f000-bfe45000 rw-p bfe0f000 00:00 0 [stack]
Aborted
you can try gnome voice control
it works not bad at all

but the problem is that we have to hack it to control our linux box with it
 
  


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