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    Default Speech recognition software

    I am 78 years old and sadly experiencing the ravages of time such that my comprehension and memory are not what they once were, added to that I have only one hand for typing and my control of that is much reduced due to a stroke.
    I am looking for speech recognition software that would integrate with Libre Office and allow me to write documents without having to actually type.
    Can any one tell me if any easily installed and used software exists that would meet my requirements.

    Thank you,
    merkland.

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    Default Re: Speech recognition software

    Quote Originally Posted by merkland View Post
    I am 78 years old and sadly experiencing the ravages of time such that my comprehension and memory are not what they once were, added to that I have only one hand for typing and my control of that is much reduced due to a stroke.
    I am looking for speech recognition software that would integrate with Libre Office and allow me to write documents without having to actually type.
    Can any one tell me if any easily installed and used software exists that would meet my requirements.

    Thank you,
    merkland.
    Hi
    Looks like mycroft-core maybe an option?

    https://build.opensuse.org/project/s...oice-assistant
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    Technically,
    Malcolm's suggestion appears to be a Personal Assistant which uses a voice recognition engine,
    More on that engine
    https://cmusphinx.github.io/
    https://cmusphinx.github.io/wiki/sphinxinaction/

    You can also Google for more FOSS voice recognition engines,
    But don't know how you'd do...
    Ordinarily I look at a FOSS project's history, recommendations and uses before deciding on something that appears to be well maintained and reputable.

    But, I wouldn't be able to apply same criteria to a voice recognition engine,
    The problem is that the advances in GPU hardware since 2014 and related machine learning AI has been a generational revolution for technologies like voice recognition so older engines might not be able to utilize the new features developed only within the past 2-3 years.

    For example,
    Ever notice how a phone manufactured recently is sooooo much better at voice recognition than older phones? You don't need to train your voice software? It'll understand what is being said no matter your dialect? And, it's fast?
    That's largely the benefits of AI based voice recognition where typically enormous amounts of spoken text has been fed into a program long ago, analyzed for accurate recognition and then the algorithms stored on your device,ready to match your real time voice input.
    That's a lot different than how previous engines worked which often stored actual words spoken different ways.

    So,
    If you can actually find a very recent voice recognition engine with hardly any history...
    It might be a better choice than anything with a reputation.

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    Default Re: Speech recognition software

    simon is available for 15.1 from wolfi’s repo - https://software.opensuse.org/package/simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    simon is available for 15.1 from wolfi’s repo - https://software.opensuse.org/package/simon
    I have installed Simon. I will let you know how I get on with it.

    Thank you,

    merkland.

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    Default Re: Speech recognition software

    I too, am looking for a SPEECH-TO-TEXT feature / software, that I can speak my words into things like LibreOffice, gNote, Kate, Kwrite, and Web Browser places (like this one), because my typing is bad. Currently, I CAN use the Google DOCs one, and MS Word 365, FWIW.

    The above suggestions didn't work for me.

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