I am Mohit Verma, 3rd year Information Systems student from BITS
Pilani, Goa Campus (India). My application for GSoC '09 mentored by
Stephen Shaw under the openSUSE organization was selected and I'd like
to tell everyone about the project idea. The aim is to build a Natural
Language + Voice User Interface to openSUSE, and the scope of this
project would consist of all the routine desktop activities that a
user likes to perform-
1. Playing/managing media (audio,video,pictures etc)
2. Locating and opening a file
3. Finding an application
4. Managing software
5. Emailing/instant messaging contacts (the list could be expanded)
The application will have a GNOME-do or Quicksilver kind of an
interface, and will handle natural language commands by user. The
software would be used as an accessiblity tool (for people who would
find it easy to have an interface driven by voice), as a tool for
people who are new to Linux in general and openSUSE in particular and
others who'd find it cool to talk to their computer.
The grammar will be context free (I plan to use the Stanford
University's parser written in Java), for the speech recognition part,
pocketSphinx or Sphinx-4 would be used. I know that part of the
application is similar to gnome-voice-control, the addition being the
addition of natural language support.
I look forward to your help and encouragement, and thanks again for
accepting my application.
Mohit Verma, sourcemorph on freenode (channels: opensuse-soc, opensuse-project).
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