Speech to Text Support in OLPC
satya.komaragiri at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 13:34:14 EDT 2008
I am interested in working on developing on the Indian prospects of OLPC.
I understand there's some work going on in tts in OLPC. While going
through the end user application software page , I came across this
"Since space and power is a concern, a speech to text engine would
need to be small and not require a powerful CPU. By sacrificing
quality a very small engine should be possible."
I was interested in bringing speech to text ability in OLPC using one
of the existing tools.
As CMUSphinx  is Java based ( from what I can gather, Java is not
shipped by default and there is some considerable effort involved in
getting it to run  ) , I was wondering if porting of julius 
(written in C) on XO would be a good idea. Julius is currently
developed well for Japanese and their homepage  claims that
VoxForge is working on developing it for other languages.
Also, to make it more useful in the Indian context, I would like to
work upon adding support for Hindi in it.
I'll be glad to have feedback/suggestions on this idea.
 http://julius.sourceforge.jp/en_index.php (View the About Models section)
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