Debian's speech recognition, how usable &/or user friendly?I've
I've had varying levels of casual interest in speech recognition since
the early 70's when a post-doc friend was doing research [he and his
partner shared a DEC KI-10]. I toyed with getting Dragon Naturally
Speaking at one time but could justify the cost for the amount I would
I'm now retired and have a different perspective. Synaptic's description
of pocketsphinx states "This package contains end-user speech
recognition tools." However https://cmusphinx.github.io/ takes care to
not "oversell" its suitability for end users.
I explicitly wish to experiment. I have been suitably warned ;}
Are you actively using FOSS speech recognition software?
What is your evaluation of it?
What microphone and D/A converter are being used?
[I plan to use a headset mounted mike for two reasons:
1. consistent mike placement.
2. my environment discourages a free standing or handheld mike.
An unrelated project encourages a bandwidth and bit depth well beyond
what recognition software expects - this requires I do some pre-processing.]