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"Sphinx 2 was released as Open Source in hopes that the release will stimulate the creation of speech-using tools and applications "and to advance the state of the art both directly in speech recognition, as well as in related areas including dialog systems and speech synthesis," according to its developers."

"In summary, the CMU Sphinx Group is releasing a set of reasonably mature, world-class speech components that provide a basic level of technology to anyone interested in creating speech-using applications without the once-prohibitive initial investment cost in research and development," the developers continue. "The same components are open to peer review by all researchers in the field, and are used for linguistic research as well."

"The licensing terms for the Sphinx engines and tools are derived from BSD [Berkely Software Design], and based, in particular, upon the license for the Apache Web server. There is no restriction against commercial use or redistribution."

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