[Wine] Bringing Vista's Speech Recognition Engine to Linux via Wine
austinenglish at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 07:55:57 CST 2008
On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 12:10 AM, Sam <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> This thread got split. I'll post my answer here also.
> There's good reason why I'm doing this. It's explained if you follow the link in the original post. I'll summarize again:
> My main concern is as a developer not a user.
> My objective is a FOSS GUI running on a FOSS SR-engine. Linux needs this. Badly.
> I can see a path to accomplishing this:
> 1) pull over a closed source engine
> 2) create the FOSS GUI for Linux that implements (1), and sends speech-data back to a central database (such as VoxForge)
> 3) Once this database is suitably populated, we can crank up Sphinx, and we will have everything FOSS.
> I feel strongly the Linux community needs a raw SAPI-compliant Speech-Recognition Engine, so it can build a FOSS GUI. This is the reason I was looking at porting the Vista engine. I don't know whether the Dragon port exposes a raw API. I'll contact the maintainer.
> Vitamin says 'what's the point?
> 1. Many people have copies of Vista. It comes with nearly every new PC. Many linux users will have a Vista DVD. The same is not true for Dragon.
> 2. The MS engine is SAPI compliant and exposes a complete interface. I don't know about the Dragon interface.
> 3. The MS engine is very good. I will be surprised if Dragon is as good. Last time I used Dragon it was far behind.
> Does anyone have the energy to take this project on? I'll file a bug and keep chugging away. But I am a tortoise. It would be cooler than cool to get some dev-fusion on this!
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