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The Inquirer: Open Sourced IBM Speech Code Doesn't Include ViaVoice

Sep 24, 2004, 02:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fernando Cassia)

"Last week we [reported] that IBM was open sourcing its Speech Recognition technology, based on a very vague story on the NY Times. First, an anonymous reader tipped me off: 'That article at NYT was rather vague, and the title was quite misleading' he wrote as he proceeded to tell me that 'IBM's speech recognition, text-to-speech, and other core speech technology is not involved.' He continued: 'Another strange aspect was that when Motorola signed on to back the effort, IBMers presented a plan of one open source project, but then announced two. It was a pleasant surprise, but does show a lack of planning.'

"An article published yesterday by ADTmag.com finally shed more light on the nature and extent of the code being open sourced by IBM..."

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