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FreeSpeech project looking for volunteers

Jul 11, 1999, 18:38 (0 Talkback[s])

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The FreeSpeech project (GPL'ed speech recognition) is coming back to life and looking for volunteers.

Thanks to Stephen Crowley for the tip.

Jean-Marc.Valin posted to the Freespeech mailing list:


As many of you noticed, there hasn't been much activity on SpeechInput for the mast few months. However, a month ago, I started working again (almost full-time) on the project, which changed name (once again!) for FreeSpeech.

Also, we are now hosted by, the new web page is at:
and we now have anonymous cvs at:
(simply hit return as the password)

The new mailing list is and you can subscribe from
(the SpeechInput@TZoNE.ORG mailing list will no longer be maintained) For those of you who want to contribute code, I can create cvs accounts with write access.

Now what's new: We are now three people working almost full-time on the project and the total code in the cvs has more than doubled in the past month. For those of you who didn't like the front-end that was there... it's been replace by the 'data-flow' module, which is far more general (configurable), easier to understand, and documented with DOC++ comments. It can already generate ceps from a raw audio file.

In the GMM module, there are now working covariances (diagonal), gaussians and GMM's. So those of you who are still interrested in the project can download the code and contact me if you have any questions at

Jean-Marc Valin

P.S. If anyone is interrested in updating the web pages, just contact me.