Voice Activated Controls

Dean Collins Dean at cognation.net
Tue Feb 27 01:26:01 CET 2007

The answer is no, the neo processing power is too limited.


You need to start thinking bigger guys.


Why does the processing need to occur on the handset itself? What about
building a 'cloud' application where the application and processing
occurs with only a sip or gsm connection to the handset?

Check out http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Tellme for an idea on what
I am describing.




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[mailto:community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] On Behalf Of Brad Pitcher
Sent: Monday, 26 February 2007 7:07 PM
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Subject: Re: Voice Activated Controls


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*
> 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
> up and running?

Depending on what you're looking for, it may be easier than that. My
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
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 

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.


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