10/8/2003 - Sensory, Inc., the world's leading supplier of embedded speech technologies, announced that it has ported its award winning Fluent Speech Software to the Linux platform. Linux programmers can now add large vocabulary speaker-independent recognition command and control capabilities to their PC based applications. Using a proprietary text based phonetic engine, the Fluent Speech SDK allows custom tuning of speech recognition sets containing thousands of words or phrases without the need to verbally train the computer.
"The Fluent Speech SDK is an ideal platform for programming speech recognition into dynamic database applications, as it allows recognition sets to be generated on the fly from incoming text based data," said Bill Teasley, Sensory's VP of Engineering. "The flexibility and convenience of this approach is very powerful and a significant addition to the Linux community."
Advanced features like word spotting, phrase grammars, and continuous digit recognition work together to eliminate the limitations of discrete word command-and-control. This creates a more natural user interface, and improves functionality over the other speech solutions on the market.
The Fluent-Speech SDK is written in standard ANSI C language, and includes dynamic and static software libraries, modifiable example code, APIs for building and tuning the recognition engine, and also a demo program to help conceptualize the final product. The Fluent Speech SDK is available now, and costs $1995 directly from Sensory or its worldwide sales force. Royalties on products created with Fluent Speech can be as low as $0.10 per unit in large volumes.
About Sensory, Inc.
Sensory, Inc. is the world leader in embedded speech technologies. Sensory's small footprint chip and software solutions include speech recognition, speaker verification, speech & music synthesis, digital voice record and playback, and animated speech. Sensory's technologies are used in consumer electronics, cell phones, PDA's, internet appliances, toys, automobiles, medical devices and other applications where low cost and high quality is essential. Sensory offers a complete line of integrated circuit and embedded software solutions to customers such as Avon, Fisher-Price, Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, Matsushita, Mattel, MGA, Mitsubishi, Radica, Sega, Sharper Image, Sony, Tektronix, Toshiba, Uniden, VOS and many others. Sensory is a private company, founded in 1994, and is based in Santa Clara, California. More information is available from Sensory's web site at www.sensoryinc.com
Voice Activation, Voice Extreme, Interactive Speech, Fluent Speech and Fluent Animated Speech are trademarks of Sensory, Inc.
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