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Inside Palaver: Linux Speech Recognition that Taps Google's Voice Technology

Apr 01, 2013, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Despite efforts to advance Linux speech recognition, there is still no reliable, fully-baked open source competitor to Dragon Systems' proprietary Naturally Speaking. Lately, however, instead of trying to mimic Dragon’s technology, which is only available to Linux users via Wine emulation, some developers are cueing off simpler, yet in many ways more widely useful mobile natural language engines. Last week, a De Anza College student named James McClain released a public beta of an open source GNU/Linux speech recognition program called Palaver that uses Google's voice APIs on the back end.

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