Quick list of Speech Recognition packages and information
"Big Blue" offers a (very) wide range of Home and Office software
(ViaVoice for Windows
and Mac), as
well as enterprise
voice solutions and technology
applications. Excellent developer
options, including SDK for Windows, Linux, Java, and various other kits.
Interactive Systemís Speech Toolkit uses a layered architectures, that allows
application developers, researchers, and programmers to each access the speech
engine at an appropriate level: SAPI, JSAPI or JPYTHON interfaces, access to
the core engine in Java.
This document describes the basics of speech recognition on Linux platform
and describes some of the available software.
Probably the most popular speech developer's platform for Microsoft Windows.
The newly released Microsoft Speech SDK version 5.0 includes the newly rearchitected
Speech API (SAPI), updated development tools, samples, documentation, and enhanced
versions of the Microsoft continuous speech recognition engine (MCSR) and Microsoft
concatenative speech synthesis engine (TTS). A list of compliant third
party tools includes dozens of interesting links. Elsewhere on About.com
our Visual Basic guide describes how to speech
enable your new VB application.
Nuance 7.0, the company's flagship speech recognition and natural language understanding
server for use in telecommunications, enterprise, and Internet applications.
Nuance Voyager is a voice browser that makes it possible for phone users to
access people, applications, content and voice-enabled Web sites via a standard
voice interface that parallels that of a Web browser. Nuance Voice Web Server,
incorporating a VoiceXML interpreter, enables rapid creations and modification
of voice sites for enterprise companies. Nuance also offers a wide range of
integrated development tools.
Philips is another industry giant that is very active in the SR field. The list
of their PC Speech Applications includes several applications for home and office
users, as well as professional solutions with business-specific terminology
and speech SDK.
SoftSound has developed a complete system for accessing the information in spoken
documents such as news broadcasts or archives. The system works by applying
a fast speaker-independent speech recognition system to spoken audio to obtain
a rough transcript of what was spoken, and indexing this material by a specially
adapted search engine.
Four complete speech recognition solutions for telephony applications: SpeechWorks
6, SpeechSite, Speechify and ETI-Eloquence.
Various end-user products (speechMail), Web based solutions (speecHTML), telephony
services (SPEECHtel), and SpeechWare, a core SR technology underlying all products.
It offers a combination of a proprietary low-level API as well as higher level
functions. The low-level API provides full access to the core recognizer features,
while the higher-level functions enable quick application development. The Developerís
Toolkit is Java based toolkit that allows developers of all experience levels
to create and manage files required by the recognizer.
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