Questions tagged [speech-recognition]

Software that can recognize spoken words as an input, typically to convert it into text form (speech-to-text). Use [voice-recognition] for software that can recognize/identify the speaker.

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Software to create automatic subtitles (OS X)

You know how Youtube creates "automatic" subtitles based on the sound on a video? (sound-to-text) I have an MP4 file on my computer. How do I create "automatic" subtitles based on the video's sound, ...
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How to code with voice recognition?

Over the years of long nights with poor posture, programming I've got pretty bad RSI. I'm also very interested in voice recognition in general. I would like a way to be able to program/code (c# as a ...
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Voice/Speech recognition software for programmers

I'm looking for a software which will convert the speech to code. Now am specifically asking this question for users who are keen to program but unfortunately they cannot type for some reason and this ...
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MP3/WAV to text (speech recognition)

I'm looking for a software (for Windows or Linux) that can convert MP3/WAV files to text. Something that can generate automatically text with speech recognition, like the automatic subtitles on ...
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Open Source alternative to Wit.ai

Are there some open source alternatives to what Wit.ai does, i.e. mapping voice/text queries to actions by defining recognition patterns? (Wit.ai has an open API, but source code is closed, making ...
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Customizable speech recognition

Update: It turned out that nothing I came across fit my needs. So in the end, I ended up writing my own program which utilizes the SAPI APIs in Windows and it works perfectly for what I wanted. ...
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Voice-driven data entry for Windows

Background I often do surveys and quizzes which use mostly multiple choice answers. I can end up with hundreds of these papers, each with 20-40 answers which need to be entered into some system so I ...
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Adding closed captions to online videos

I am looking for a program/browser extension that can generate closed captions on any video I watch online. I like to watch a lot of YouTube tutorials, breaking news, and general information videos ...
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Speaker independent voice command recognition

I am looking for a software, a library or an algorithm that can be trained to recognize about a dozen speaker independent voice commands. The commands will be very distinct phrases of 4-5 words each....
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Python Speech Recognition Library

I'm looking for a library in python that has fairly accurate speech recognition. It would preferably return a string indicating what was said, so that I can work with the string to do other things. ...
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Speech recognition for Raspberry Pi

I'm working on a robotics project that requires speech recognition. I want the finished product to be portable, so it will almost certainly use a Raspberry Pi. Is there any speech recognition software ...
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Android keyboard with *offline* speech-to-text that does not use Google services

I wrote this question, and it received a good valid answer. Unfortunately, I did not include a key requirement, and that answer does not satisfy the requirement. My mistake. Since that question ...
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App to help hard of hearing (HoH) for phone calls/conversations/public lectures

I'm sure many of you have aging parents; some very hard of hearing, some deaf. Phones and spoken conversations can be difficult or impossible. But voice recognition technology seems to be improving ...
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Open source library/API to validate word pronunciation (like in Rosetta Stone)

I'm planning to make a web app that captures the user speech and tell the user if he/she is spelling the words in the right way, and gave him/her hits as to where he needs to improve his spelling. To ...
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Lyrics extractor (speech recognition) from a song

I have some songs in English that do not have published lyrics due to those are not popular. So I'm looking for an online service or a standalone app that can extract (recognize) lyrics (as text) from ...
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Audio recorder and translator program?

I am currently looking for a program for Windows 7 that records or listens to audio or human speech in another language, E.g. Japanese and then translates it into English. I need a program that is ...
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Voice commanding a web browser on GNU/Linux

I’d like to browse the Web by using voice commands. It must be possible to scroll the page and to focus and click at links, and it should be possible to fill in and submit forms. It must be FLOSS (...
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Building speech recognition for a new language from scratch

I know C++ and PHP, I know OOP and usages of Database technologies. I have to make speech recognition software for my own nation Whose symbols are unique but supported by UTF-8. and so far no ...
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Speech recognition software for Windows that takes audio file as input and outputs text file

I am interested in speech recognition software for Windows, that takes an audio file of a podcast, say, in one of the standard formats (MP3, WAV, OGG, etc.), and outputs a transcription of the speech ...
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Offline JavaScript speech recognition library

Annyang is a great solution for speech recognition, but it needs internet connection. I was wondering if there is a simple solution for offline speech recognition in JavaScript.
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Phone app for spoken definitions while reading

When I read on my Kindle, I can simply highlight a word to get its definition. When I read a paper book, this doesn't work. I'm looking for an app on my phone that allows the following: (1) I ask it ...
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Game based on speech recognition

Due to repetitive stress injury I want to limit my use of keyboards and mice. Are there any games which are based solely (or almost entirely) on speech recognition? I would prefer strategy or role-...
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Android keyboard with speech-to-text that does not use Google services

I am looking for an Android keyboard that has quick access to speech-to-text functionality, but that does not require any Google services or software. TouchPal looks like a good keyboard, but it ...
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On-device alternative to Android's Speech Recognition Engine?

Are there any alternatives to Android's native speech recognition engine that can be used on-device for an app? I do mean an SDK. But one that can be used on device (offline), as opposed to having to ...
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Theano-based libraries for RNN-based speech recognition

I am trying to do speech recognition using RNN. It would be really helpful if I could get some suggestions on best Theano-based libraries that I can use for RNN-based speech recognition. (I am hoping ...
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Language recognizer (from a sound tell whether French/Romanian/Korean/etc)

I want an Android app that can listen to someone speaking and tell what language it is. Example: Sound "The Maharashtra government has given a 90-day period for manufacturers to dispose of existing ...
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App that automatically records/recognizes speech and compiles in a list?

I'm a business owner and am constantly pulled in different directions. To keep track of what I do all day, I use a system where I use DROPVOX to record what I am doing, and a virtual assistant to ...
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Android audio recorder with speech recognition

I'm looking for an audio recorder that can perform speech recognition while it is recording (but would also keep the audio recording) so that afterwards I could easily browse the recordings along with ...
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Special education AI assistant

I saw a video of a robot used in special education with children on the autism spectrum (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQcjfebQXgQ). My son isn't autistic, he has Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, executive ...
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Speech Recognition: Free Software and Complete Privacy

Searching for software to transcribe audio files to text with the following constraints: Language: English, French, Spanish Complete Privacy: No internet or cloud-based solution, no upload of audio ...
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Speech to Text API for JavaScript

I'm looking for an API that can convert speech to text in real time. Language requirement is English. Is there any such free API available? Edit: I'm sorry to not have mentioned this earlier. The ...
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Linux Command-Line Dictation

How can I convert a .wav file of spoken audio (from say, a handheld recorder) into a .txt file with fairly accurate speech recognition? A command that uses a free utility would be most helpful. I ...
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Python offline speech recognition?

Could anyone recommend a speech recognition library for python 3 which is completely offline and free? If so could you also add steps to installing this library. I have tried pocketsphinx but the live ...
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Speech recognition software application or website for speech-to-text conversion?

Google has a good speech recognition engine for different languages (English, Russian, etc.) Recognition errors/inaccuracies are minimal. Sometimes, instead of manually typing the text, I would like ...
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Open source English dictation software for Ubuntu

I need an open source software (speech to text) that can write plain English from my dictation in Ubuntu.
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Transcriber software for Windows?

Suppose that I am watching some educational movies. for example a course on a university that has been published on the web and I want to write a pamphlet for my self. Since I'm not in the classroom ...
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Offline voice typing alternative for Android?

I would like an alternative to the voice search application provided by Google's Voice Typing. This is because Voice Typing puts out an annoying 'ding' sound when it starts recording/interpreting, ...
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Android app for feedback on plosives and sibilance?

My girlfriend's son is speech delayed, and has problems pronouncing 'b's, 'p's, and 's'es. Is there an Android app that will give some feedback based on plosives or sibilance sound? I think getting ...
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Is there a software that provides access to google speech-to-text on a PC desktop?

Google has speech to text in the google search page, but is it possible to access the same API/functionality for general purpose speech to text conversion on the windows PC, outside of the browser?
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Library to build a bot that can interview people over the phone

I want to build a bot/software that can call people over the phone and ask predefined questions to people and store the answers. E.g. such that it could be used to for opinion polling. I want it to ...
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linux spech to text (for german)

what Software can I use to convert an audio file with spoken german to a text? It should run under Linux, ideally FOSS and offline. It should come pre-trained, I do not want to train it.
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A software that makes subtitle for a movie?

I am looking for a software that can make a German subtitle for a German movie. There is this German TV show Stromberg for which I couldn't find any subtitle. So I want to make its subtitle by ...
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Most accurate speech recognition for high-quality audio Spanish

I am starting to do research for a project, and I already found way too many tools to use, but it's hard to judge their pros and cons with no experience. I would love to either know where could I get ...
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Gathering statistics in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

I'm looking for a program that can log the use of / gather statistics in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, such as the following: Use of commands (e.g. log command name, timestamp) Use of words (e.g. log ...
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Self hosted speech to text software on linux with gui?

I want to make it so the hours and hours of notes to self I have can be turned into easily searchable text without sending them off to some third party to be processed. Should work on an offline ...
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we want to redact / mast part of an audio file where the audio has some sensitive information. Is there any module in python to achieve this?

We receive multiple audio files every day and it will have sensitive information. We need to mask this information but retain rest of the audio. The way I see it we need to perform below steps first ...
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Easy Speech to Text Software?

I would like to create an AI helper for my computer, kind of like Cortana. I have made attempts at this in the past, but those projects drifted away, and were replace by higher priorities, so I'm ...
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Speech recognition for Korean language on Microsoft Windows

I am looking for a speech recognition program for the Korean language on Microsoft Windows 7. As far as I know: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 and 13 does not support Korean Microsoft speech ...
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Video player with caption automatically generated from the audio

I'm looking for a audio/video player with caption automatically generated from the audio track (speech to text). The speech recognition doesn't need to be perfect, I want it so I can skip the boring ...
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What are some good commercially available services that can do forced alignment of a corrected transcript?

I am looking for commercial solutions for automatically allocating time stamps for a the captions in a transcript. The service should take the transcript (sans the time stamps) and the corresponding ...