Speech recognition

Geoffrey Bays charioteer7 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 14:16:57 UTC 2008


Check out this article in the NY Times from 2006 on Dragon's Naturally
Speaking 9. Around 99.4 % accuracy, and that was two years ago.


Yes, you can have a secretary in your PC, but we want a Kubuntu
version. That may not exist.
wine or win4lin may be the only way to do it.

At http://appdb.winehq.org/  you can check for how well windows apps
run on Wine.
Dragon Naturally speaking version 9 is rated a 'silver', meaning that
it runs very well with some configuration.


Geoffrey Bays

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 8:47 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/7/3 David Fletcher <kubuntu-users at thefletchers.net>:
>> I suspect this is a long shot:-
>> Does anybody know of any speech recognition software that can be used with
>> Kubuntu?
>> I have an acquaintance who has never owned a computer, but wants to use one to
>> write a book. He can be nudged in the direction of using Kubuntu and LaTeX I
>> think, but he says he's not got time to type it. He wants to dictate it
>> directly into the text editor.
>> Does anybody know of any applications that can do this please? I've tried all
>> the search strings I can think of in the Adept installer, and Google has
>> turned up nothing for me.
> He wants a secretary, not a computer. Speech recognition is used for
> sending preconfigured commands to the computer, not for dictating
> arbitrary text. For instance, while your friend might dictate one
> character discussing a new display with another character, the reader
> might be surprised to see the characters discussing a nudist play.
> Dotan Cohen
> http://what-is-what.com
> http://gibberish.co.il
> א-ב-ג-ד-ה-ו-ז-ח-ט-י-ך-כ-ל-ם-מ-ן-נ-ס-ע-ף-פ-ץ-צ-ק-ר-ש-ת
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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