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    Default Voice to command and text to voice program

    Hi folks.

    Does anyone know of a commercial program that will run on openSUSE?

    I need something that is fairly user friendly, identifies individual voices, and does not require Wine. The machine is to be completely controlled by voice and would be programmed to issue vocals in response to vocal requests for what is in the various databases and I/O software, such as motion control and other sensor subsystems. In other words, a program that lends itself to AI robotics.

    I do not have the time to develop CMSphinx, and I am willing to pay. I have been on a few sites but they are cryptic as far as the technicals, which I do not fully understand anyway.

    I understand extensive programming will still be necessary. I simply need one that will integrate as painlessly as is resonable.

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Voice to command and text to voice program

    Hello itphoenix,

    Quote Originally Posted by itphoenix
    Hi folks.

    Does anyone know of a commercial program that will run on openSUSE?

    I need something that is fairly user friendly, identifies individual voices, and does not require Wine. The machine is to be completely controlled by voice and would be programmed to issue vocals in response to vocal requests for what is in the various databases and I/O software, such as motion control and other sensor subsystems. In other words, a program that lends itself to AI robotics.

    I do not have the time to develop CMSphinx, and I am willing to pay. I have been on a few sites but they are cryptic as far as the technicals, which I do not fully understand anyway.

    I understand extensive programming will still be necessary. I simply need one that will integrate as painlessly as is resonable.

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
    I haven't tried any speech recognition software myself.
    Maybe you find something useful in this list:
    Speech recognition in Linux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The list contains both open source and commercial programs.

    Best of luck!
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    Yes I went there. Also on Google some of the listings run only at certain times of the day. So I went through the routine and found someone who did it. It is far from click and run, however. And there are so many choices as to which way to go with this technology, it is mind boggling in itself.
    Well, as my electronics mentor once said, "You will just have to hunker down."

    Thank you for your input.

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    Default Re: Voice to command and text to voice program

    On 2011-03-16 03:06, itphoenix wrote:
    >
    > Yes I went there. Also on Google some of the listings run only at
    > certain times of the day. So I went through the routine and found
    > someone who did it. It is far from click and run, however. And there
    > are so many choices as to which way to go with this technology, it is
    > mind boggling in itself.
    > Well, as my electronics mentor once said, "You will just have to
    > hunker down."


    If you find something that works, it would be interesting if you can report
    here what you found.

    I can not recommend anything, as what I know is obsolete.

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Voice to command and text to voice program

    I started here: Linux.com :: Speak to me, Linux

    Everything is already available in the repositories except CMSphinx which can be obtained here: CMU Sphinx Downloads - CMUSphinx Wiki

    and Perlbox Voice here: perlbox - Browse /Perlbox Voice for TK at SourceForge.net

    I am unable to install Perlbox because I do not know what I am doing. The readme is written for someone who has experience in manually installing programs in Linux.
    I had already installed Sphinx before I started all this but it shows as orphaned at the moment. It may be in the wrong place or has to be linked somehow with the rest of these packages. What the hell, here is the part of the readme I do not understand:

    "README FOR PERLBOX VOICE

    ***NOTE

    Perlbox Voice assumes that perl is installed in /usr/bin/perl,
    Check bye typing 'which perl' at the prompt.
    If perl is not installed in /usr/bin/perl, you can link it there. For instance,
    if 'which perl' returns /usr/local/bin/perl, you can link it to
    /usr/bin/perl by typing 'ln -s /usr/local/bin/perl /usr/bin/perl' as root at the prompt.

    Quick Install Steps

    Untar and cd into this directory (Did you do that yet???)

    Make sure X is running
    and accessible, then run installer with:

    ./perlbox-voice.install

    The rest should be easy."

    Perl is where it supposed to be in /usr/bin, but I do not understand where the untarred files should go. I cannot even navigate to where they are now in Documents with Term so I can run the install file. Term says no such file or directory and sometimes it says perlbox-voice-0.09 is a directory. The install file is in the untarred folder.

    I am confident someday I will have this working.

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