Voice Activated Controls

Brad Pitcher bradpitcher at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 01:06:34 CET 2007

Perhaps it could be used as a form of input for typing, instead of the
virtual keyboard.  I would love to use it for sending texts or emails.

On 2/26/07, Knight Walker <moko at kobran.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 05:08:18PM -0600, Jonathon Suggs wrote:
> > Does anyone know of any software for natural language processing that
> > could be ported to OM/Neo?  I really like some of the software that is
> > available for the PocketPC (MS Voice Commander and Fonix).  They both
> > run and work well on a resource limited platform as well, so it *can* be
> > done, but both are closed.
> >
> > Here are a couple of OS engines:
> > http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/pocketsphinx/
> > http://julius.sourceforge.jp/en_index.php?q=en/index.html
> > http://xvoice.sourceforge.net/
> >
> > So I guess, is there already any voice control software planned/worked
> > on for use in OpenMoko?  If not, I'll help out, but can we get a project
> > up and running?
> Depending on what you're looking for, it may be easier than that. My last
> three phones (All Nokia) have a speech command recognition which seems
> more like limited wave-form matching. It requires that I record the
> command ("Call Brian", "Start music player", "Begin recording") then when
> I want to use that command, I hold down a button on the phone (Or on the
> headset) until the phone makes a certain tone, and speak the command.
> The phone then "searches" for a few seconds, finds the match, and
> activates the function.  It's VERY useful for when I'm driving and want
> to call someone. I just hold down a button on my headset and give it the
> command, all while keeping my eyes on the road.
> My only major complaint is the (very) limited number of commands you can
> record.  I find I have to think really hard about what I want a voice
> command for because making a new one requires that I remove an existing
> one.
> It wouldn't give you continuous speech-to-text capability, but I'm not
> sure I want that.  People think I'm crazy enough as it is.
> -KW
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