These items are downloadable software which we feel offer value
to people with interest in speech technology.
Freely for Windows is an Internet phone program for talking
to someone, PC-to-PC, over a network, i.e., a voice chat program.
It has encryption hooks, an "answering machine" that allows
somebody to leave voice messages if you're online but away from
the computer and cross platform Unix/Linux versions. There are
facilities for setting up your own buddy list addressing server
so that you can find out who else is on-line just like the "commercial"
chat programs. The voice quality can be quite good. Text chat
box also included. It integrates with ICQ. The included C++ source
code is a goldmine of useful insights on how to work with speech
on the Internet.
for Spoken Language Understanding has a very comprehensive
toolkit for experimenting with speech recognition and human interaction
including facial animation tools.
ViaVoice SDK for Linux. Alas, IBM has stopped offering this
as of mid-2002. But you can find one included in RedHat Linux
6.0 (and possibly others). See the Application CD.
Free!. Unofficial Dragon
NaturallySpeaking Information Pages has wealth of insider
information about the internals of the Dragon architecture, performance
improvement tips and some ways to add extended macro capabilities
using Python code and extended grammar files. Some downloadable
utilities are provided for hacking the registry to override special
command names and vocabulary manipulation. Applies mostly to versions
4.0 and lower but still useful for later versions.
We keep adding to this list from time to time, so stop back.