[clug] Open Source Dictation System Coming Up

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Mon Jun 24 22:34:55 MDT 2013

On 25/06/13 14:21, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> Alternatives to Dragon Naturally Speaking are frequent requests amongst
> the (F(L))OSS community and until recently Simon[*1] was the only
> serious contender. Unfortunately there is a huge gap in usability
> between the two applications.
> A recent poll[*2] by the author of Simon, Peter Grasch, has resulted in
> a decision to develop a prototype Dictation application based on Simon[*3].
> Though it will just be a prototype (developed over the next 2 weeks),
> I'm hoping it'll inspire others to continue the work and help develop an
> application to rival Dragon. Maybe a potential Kickstarter project -
> certainly I'd contribute funds if it was under a suitable license.
> Regards, Scott
> [*1] http://simon.kde.org/
> [*2] http://grasch.net/node/16
> [*3] http://grasch.net/node/17

Many thanks for that heads-up, Scott.

I'd kick in some bucks towards a half-decent (F(L))OSS speech
recognition system also...


Bob Edwards.

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