[Accessibility] support for speech recognition in X and free
William.Walker at Sun.COM
Wed Mar 8 04:53:09 PST 2006
Some work has been done in this space, but certainly a lot more can
be done for Linux. There are a number of places you might start
http://xvoice.sourceforge.net/ (long lived work in this space)
http://www.gok.ca/ (an on screen keyboard whose underlying techniques
might also apply to speech recognition)
http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gap/ (information on
accessibility infrastructure in GNOME)
You've already come across http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net, so I
won't point that out (or did I just do it by accident :-)).
The main stumbling block you are going to run into will be finding a
speech recognition engine for Linux. Things that other people have
done, however, have been to use a commercial Windows engine inside
WINE and use it to communicate with an assistive technology running
On Mar 7, 2006, at 6:28 PM, Claudio Fontana wrote:
> if this is not the right place to ask, or if you know
> where this question could be more topical, please just
> I am a developer, using mostly GNU/Linux systems.
> Recently I had medical problems with my right shoulder
> and right arm due to long work at the computer.
> Using the mouse is expecially painful, but the
> keyboard can hurt too.
> To get it short, what I'd like to see in X is basic
> speech recognition support, with a 'keycode' mode and
> a 'speech' mode, also switchable using voice commands.
> In the first case, a couple of XSendEvent for an
> XKeyEvent (press/release) could be generated in
> response to a voice input that matches certain
> patterns that correspond to each/most keycodes.
> In the second case much more work is probably needed.
> But maybe something good can be obtained from this
> project: http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net
> If there's already an effort in that sense,
> I would be very grateful if you could point me to the
> right places and documentation.
> CLaudio Fontana
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