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    Free Speech Recognition for Console or Online?

    Hi,

    I have a voice recorder that allows me to rec memos.

    I would like to use Dragon Naturally (DN) like program to speech reco my wav files.

    Is DN offering online speech reco?

    I would be please to upload them my wav's, they email me back the text recognized.

    Any ideas`?

    thx

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    Re: Free Speech Recognition for Console or Online?

    Hi honeybear,

    Not an exact answer to this thread, but seeing your several threads of December 2012, I'll start here.

    I've been working with DNS Recorder edition on winxp for an elderly lady recently(her computer), and have acquired some familiarity with the DNS system.

    Now she has given up(she finds typing her remeniscences quicker !), I have abought her laptop and am getting the recorder.

    Using ubuntu 12.04 myself, I shall be keen to see what's possible(I have a dyslexic grandson).

    My search in google for 'speech to text ubuntu' threw up a youtube vid showing someone(ROCKNTV1) using an earlier/old version (DNS 2.8 ?) in Wine 1.3(?), installed in what I think is ubuntu 11.10.

    When I get the recorder, I shall have a go.
    Meanwhile have you made any progress ?
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    John
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    Re: Free Speech Recognition for Console or Online?

    I know google offers some similar web-based and android-based apps that do that. Both search and SMS (texting) has a voice transcription feature. Google voice has a voicemail-to-email translation capability. I don't know of a direct replacement for Dragon in linux.

    Does anyone know if google docs (google drive) has voice-to-text feature? I couldn't find it.
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    Re: Free Speech Recognition for Console or Online?

    Found my old version of DNS 5, and attempting to instal that in Wine 1.5.21.
    Having got as far as the 'please register' window, the screen froze
    Now trying to remove the pieces, but this is proving difficult as something keeps killing the mouse.
    When I do get the system clean, I'll try setting the 'configure wine' to Win 98 and see if that works.
    Certainly, up to the registration window everything seemed possible, so I'm still working on it.
    John
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    Re: Free Speech Recognition for Console or Online?

    I'm not sure if this is of any help:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01...eb_speech_api/

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    Re: Free Speech Recognition for Console or Online?

    That's exactly what I was looking for. You would compose your email with voice and then cut and paste into a document, or simply use google docs. It's just not implemented yet from what I can see. The voice recognition part works well--without training no less, we are just waiting for the hooks to show up in various applications.

    If the API's are open, then presumably you could add voice-to-text to several linux packages. Sounds like another framework needs to be developed.
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    Re: Free Speech Recognition for Console or Online?

    Struggling to keep up here, but would that mean the days of 'commercial' speech-to-text software like DNS might be numbered ?

    John
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    Re: Free Speech Recognition for Console or Online?

    Not at all. People are always free to spend money on whatever they want.
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    Re: Free Speech Recognition for Console or Online?

    I absolutely agree.
    I was just wondering if my present struggles might be put to one side and I should just wait for voice-activated everything to become ubiquitous.

    But then at 74, I might just run out of time
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    Re: Free Speech Recognition for Console or Online?

    https://speechpad.pw provides free online speech recognition + transcribing audio and video files.

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