Dragon Naturally Speaking

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 03:59:03 UTC 2016


On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 4:48 AM, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 03, 2016 at 08:46:22PM -0700, Joseph Loo wrote:
> > On 04/03/2016 03:05 PM, Scott Blair wrote:
> > > I have a Marine buddy of mine that is going blind. He has stuff that he
> > > has written that he wants to put on his computer. My first response was
> > > Dragon Naturally Speaking. I checked his computer and it is running MS
> > > Vista and it does not support it. I talked to him about switching to
> > > Ubuntu. He is fine with that. What programs for Linux that are like
> > > Dragon Naturally Speaking that are available?
> > >
> > >
> > What are you trying to do. Does he wants to speak to the computer or
> > listen to what is on the computer.
> >
> > Sphinx allows the operator to speak to the computer.
> > Orca speaks to the operator and tells him what is on the screen.
> >
> > Note: My friend says Unit works but gnome-shell is a lot better using
> Orca
> > Note: Both are floss programs. Orca is usually available on any distro.
> > You may need to down load sphinx.
> >
> Sphinx would be what he's after, he wants to dictate into the machine
> and save the text.  However sphinx isn't really "an application" that
> you can install, it's far messier than that.
>

If someone is motivated to look deeper into CMU Sphinx, here's where you
can learn more

http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net/

Plus of course various tutorials around the web for getting it to work. It
sounds fairly experimental; not a finished product.
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