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Re: [opensuse] Speech-to-Text
  • From: "Greg Freemyer" <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 07:09:31 -0400
  • Message-id: <87f94c370805030409p62a3e2c0w356b2eeee82cc0e6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 3:45 AM, Rikard Johnels <rikard.j@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wednesday 30 April 2008 23:37, Donald D Henson wrote:
> Does anyone know of an Open Source application to accept continuous
> speech and convert it to text? I've found a couple of proprietary apps
> but you have to use Voice mail as an input. Any suggestions appreciated.
> Don Henson

A few years back there was something called ViaVioce from IBM (i think)
I never got that to work, and as far as i know its been discontinued for
I havent seen any speech-to-text utilities for linux, nor for windows too for
that matter.
The last time i saw it was on my brothers Amiga way back in the early days.
He actually had it responding to voicecommands.
And there was also a simple voicerecognition software bundled with a
SoundBlaster sound card at one point. But that vas a very long time ago.

I too would love to have speech-to-text, as i am LOUSY at speed typing, and
i sometimes tell short stories to my friends, it would be heaven to be able
to get them into printed matter...

I think in Windows "Dragon NaturallySpeaking" is the leading solution.
I don't use it so no firsthand feedback here.

A little history of products (including some OSS ones) and whats
available is at:

Greg Freemyer
Litigation Triage Solutions Specialist
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The Norcross Group
The Intersection of Evidence & Technology
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