July, 2005

  • Rob's Speech Stuff

    Which SDK gives me access to the System.Speech namespace?

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    Josh posted : "I installed the Speech SDK v 5.1 but don't have access to the System.Speech.Synthesis namespace. Do I need to add a reference to it?" You'll need the WinFX SDK for Avalon & Indigo beta 1 RC 1. Here are some instructions for how to...
  • Rob's Speech Stuff

    Speech processing of audio files

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    There are a couple of FAQs I often hear about using speech with audio files: How do I recognize speech that's been recorded to an audio file? How do I write synthesized speech to an audio file? This can be done with SAPI, but judging by the...
  • Rob's Speech Stuff

    SAPI developer survey

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    Do you use SAPI? Have you ever considered using it? We're surveying SAPI developers and we'd like your feedback. Here are the details: Attention SAPI developers! The SAPI team at Microsoft wants to know what you think about our Speech API...
  • Rob's Speech Stuff

    Speech recognition of interviews & videos

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    Jonathan Tregear recently posted some comments/questions on speech recognition of interviews (in response to a brief discussion I had with Scoble in my Channel 9 interview a couple of months back). I looped in Frank Seide from Microsoft Research Asia...
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    Another speech blogger

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    Chris Schindler from the Speech Server team started his blog yesterday ! Today's speech API tidbit: the synthesizer API can also splice audio files into the output stream. Try this: Dim pb As New PromptBuilder pb.AppendAudio( "c:\windows\media...
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    XML from previous speech samples

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    The last few samples I've posted have used APIs to construct the input to the speech engines. Under the covers, you can conceptualize these as creating XML files (or at least, they correspond to XML files and can be serialized as such). The PromptBuilder...
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