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Fwd: Which talk engine etc?


Hi Guys,

your thoughts on espeak for lubuntu?



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Alan Bell <alan.bell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 at 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: Which talk engine etc?
To: Phill Whiteside <phillw@xxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Phill,

bit of confusion in the above.

CMU Sphinx is a recognition engine, it takes sound and converts to text.
Julius is another recognition engine, it does the same thing.

Simon is a command and control system. It takes text input from a
recognition engine (Julius in this instance) and does what it thinks the
user asked. It is not a speech recognition system in itself.

OpenMARY is a speech synthesiser, it takes text and converts it to an audio
file for playback.

In terms of a lightweight speech synthesiser I would suggest just using
espeak, like Ubuntu. It covers lots of languages, can be speeded up a lot,
sounds horrible, but blind people like it. You don't need a speech
recognition library or command and control application.



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