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Author Topic: Speech Recognition for Programmers - Tell it what to do  (Read 3393 times)

housetier

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Speech Recognition for Programmers - Tell it what to do
« on: April 28, 2006, 03:21:05 AM »
Quick! Where is it?

You can download it right hurr.

Uhm... and what is it?

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Voice Code is an Open Source initiative (...) to develop tools for programming by voice.

So in essence you speak and it writes code!

OK, What's the catch?

I only very recently saw it on slashdot, followed the link to the original article and from there to the voicecode site. I have *not tested* the software, I haven't even downloaded it yet.

Also there are some limitations to the supported programming languages. But this is open source software, I am sure it will catch up very quickly.

kthx, next!

I will try this nice piece of software and see how well it does for me. I find the idea very intriguing.

What are your thoughts? Have you had experience with voice recognition software in general? I 'd like to hear about it...

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Re: VoiceCode - still a way to go
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2006, 03:51:07 AM »
Well I did try to install it, but on the installation manual I saw it needed a software called "Naturally Speaking"; just by the name I could tell it wouldn't be available for linux... The .zip archive of VoiceCode that I downloaded contained a bunch of .exe and one .msi file: hardly, what I call open source.

So it seems I'll be out of the game for a while...

Some things are too nice to be true.

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Re: Speech Recognition for Programmers - Tell it what to do
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2006, 08:17:18 PM »
still no updates here  :(

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Re: Speech Recognition for Programmers - Tell it what to do
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2006, 03:56:15 AM »
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The .zip archive of VoiceCode that I downloaded contained a bunch of .exe and one .msi file: hardly, what I call open source.

Since when has open source meant cross platform?

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Re: Speech Recognition for Programmers - Tell it what to do
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2006, 08:28:05 AM »
I am really tempted to ignore such provocative statements, because they usually miss the point. I will make an exception, hoping to clear things up:

no source = not a chance to cross compile
no source = I don't like it
no source = I dont't trust it

Please don't try to nail me with terminology, I will easily wiggle my way out of that.

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Re: Speech Recognition for Programmers - Tell it what to do
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2006, 08:50:41 AM »
Fair enough - I misunderstood your original comment. I didn't realise the source code wasn't included - I thought you were complaining that it wasn't installable on Linux.

Don't really know enough about it but I would have thought it would be non-trivial to write apps that can be compiled on Linux and Windows that are specifically designed to drive the sound system.

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Re: Speech Recognition for Programmers - Tell it what to do
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2006, 10:12:23 AM »
It looks like you can access the source through CVS on SourceForge :)