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Speech recognition

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Linux and therefore OpenSuSE desktops still lacks speech recognition. Despite nearly everything else is better than under the dark side of Operating Systems ...

Some progress were made in open source recognition engines and therefore progress in their desktop integration become a desired feature for a growing number of users.

Such a feature requires a full desktop integration and the ability to recognize the dictation of a text in any text editor.

User benefit:

Speech recognition is integrated to windoz desktop since windoz fista, and that is a very cool feature and an accessibility important asset.


icons/user_comment.png R. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

Speech recognition could increase usability of office "products", for instance OOo.

A working (!) free speech recognition, which is integrated in openSUSE, will also increase the usability of the audio system in general.

icons/user_comment.png T. R. wrote: (8 years ago)

Someone was working on a speech recognition program for one of openSUSE's GSOC projects last year, but he didn't finish and the project seemed to die immediately after GSOC finished.  See here:

There is a newer speech recognition program called Simon that is under active development.  See
http://www.simon-listens.org/ and
http://simon-listens.blogspot.com/ .  It was designed originally for accessibility for limited-mobility users but should work more generally.  It is still at an alpha stage, though.  The developer is actively working with KDE right now, but the software claims it will ultimately work with any Linux program (it may also work on windows and mac once KDE support for those platforms is complete).

icons/user_comment.png T. R. wrote: (8 years ago)

The KDE simon speech recognition program is now in playground:


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