Is there a speach to text program?

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Is there a speach to text program?

Postby goldstar1 on Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:26 pm

Like dragon naturally speaking, is there a similar program in linux?

Speak into a microphone and the outcome is text on a word processor...
goldstar1
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:32 pm
Location: On the coast of Southern California USA

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Is there a speach to text program?

Postby optimize me on Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:34 pm

Not really. There have been projects similar in the early early development stage for a couple years now, but nothing usable by the average person has been introduced yet.

I've read that Dragon works well on Wine with a little coaxing.
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.8GHz 8GB DDR3 RAM ATI Radeon HD6970
User avatar
optimize me
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 639
Joined: Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:25 pm

Re: Is there a speach to text program?

Postby goldstar1 on Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:48 pm

Thank you
goldstar1
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:32 pm
Location: On the coast of Southern California USA

Re: Is there a speach to text program?

Postby optimize me on Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:11 pm

About a year or so ago I was looking into Speech Recognition for Linux and did have a chance to try out some of the available experimental software. It looks promising, but for now, I'd recommend staying with proprietary software.

I used to have a bunch of bookmarks saved up with all the sites, documentation, and download pages for a lot of the available programs. If you do a google search for "linux"+"speech recognition" you'll find all the same pages, probably. Things may have changed in the last year....
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.8GHz 8GB DDR3 RAM ATI Radeon HD6970
User avatar
optimize me
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 639
Joined: Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:25 pm

Re: Is there a speach to text program?

Postby DrHu on Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:12 pm

goldstar1 wrote:Like dragon naturally speaking, is there a similar program in linux?
Speak into a microphone and the outcome is text on a word processor...

For a word processor, OpenOffice
http://linux.wareseeker.com/Text-Proces ... zip/337154

http://live.gnome.org/Orca/GnomeSpeech
http://markmail.org/message/vmuprci4dq46iz4t
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu ... eplacement
Gnome speech

Dragon, naturally speaking is of course the popular commercial application, and is well respected, however if you don't need to say your applications, a simple text to speech translation might be enough, as in read my email or web pages to me, so you can relax and not have to keep reading
--and it might be faster than typing..

In terminal, check
    apt search speech
    p gnome-speech-dectalk - GNOME text-to-speech library (Fonix DECtal
    p gnome-speech-swift - GNOME text-to-speech library (Cepstral swi
    i libgnome-speech7 - GNOME text-to-speech library
    p libspeechd-dev - Speech Dispatcher: Development libraries a
    p libspeechd2 - Speech Dispatcher: Shared libraries
User avatar
DrHu
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6792
Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:20 pm


Return to Software & Applications

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests