Anyone know of any *working* Linux speech recognition software (dictation, not mouse control)???
Something that doesn't require being online and sending all my voice to the cloud maybe???
The situation looks dismal:
Best solution so far looks like VMWare + Windows license + buy a license of Dragon but it's impossible to fathom doing that.
My hands are in pain, all the time. Yes I'm seeing a doctor about it. But I need solutions *now* damn it.
@wohali This solution may not be any more palatable, but I found the voice control and diction on the Mac (using a good microphone setup) was livable when I was having hand problems.
@gedvondur Thanks. I'm aware of Mac and Windows based solutions. Those don't help me on my laptop (without a VM, and possible license violation in the case of macOS.)
@wohali Sorry I couldn't help more.
@gedvondur no, it's a good suggestion. an MSFT employee encouraged me to do a VM with Win10 in it.
I need to come up with something, soon. My hands are in a lot of pain.
@wohali @gedvondur it works better to have a nice clean microphone up close but I'll attend to him and too muchit works better to have a nice clean microphone up close but I'll attend to him and too much and mastodon keeps stumbling text for some reason and mastodon keeps stumbling text for some reason
@gedvondur @wohali that long rambly-looking spew is literally me saying something carefully, slowly, and deliberately with no mess-ups, but for whatever reason it inserted three different versions with different levels of correction and this was even in Safari. how can I expect anything else to work right?
and of course this is useless for writing code
@wohali look at the commonvoice project
@usul Still requires an online connection to work. Their offline version is stalled out with big problems :(
It's the most promising, I agree, though the amount of HW you need to run it locally is astounding...
@wohali @usul I guess getting something in your case requires writing code plugging into accessibility APIs of desktop environment. If you know people wanting to contribute that with deepspeech, don't hesitate ... Also our english model might not yet be perfect, especially with non american accents.
@lanodan Still online, still mandatory connection to their service to use. :(
@feld yeah it's been a LONG time and it's not available for purchase anymore
@darrenpmeyer I'll look at Kaldi, it looks like I'll need to train it a lot.
DeepSpeech still requires an online connection, they haven't gotten an offline install working yet, and it's very computationally intensive. Have my eye on it :)
@wohali yeah, I get why they're online for now but I'm definitely watching pipsqueak… I hope Kaldi works for you!