[Wine] Bringing Vista's Speech Recognition Engine to Linux via Wine

Austin English 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!
> Sam

This is unrelated to Wine. Please take such discussions elsewhere.


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