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Is the thing still being developed?

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dalke 19 days ago | link

There were a couple of commits last month, and a few last year. See http://sourceforge.net/p/clisp/clisp/commit_browser .

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olgeni 22 days ago | link | parent | on: When OS X Won Me Over

I'm sold.

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At least he forgot "straight".

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Also ytree: http://www.han.de/~werner/ytree.html

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If you actually repeat the speech into the microphone, you can go quite a bit higher.

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jamesbrownuhh 41 days ago | link

This is used quite a lot in the UK for captioning live news broadcasts - it's called respeaking and relies on a speaker basically repeating the speech in a flat monotone voice, such that some voice recognition software can more easily make it out.

It works to some degree, and has the advantage for the subtitling companies that respeakers are easier to train and don't need to be paid as much as a proper stenographer. The disadvantage is that the output is much slower and subject to a rather greater delay. There is still nothing that beats steno - but respeaking is cheaper and people don't complain enough about the inaccuracies.

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olgeni 41 days ago | link

In Italy it was the other way around - steno was cheaper for some reason, but there were issues with foreign words / names / etc. I used to do this stuff for a while and I saw the most incredible things go on air on both sides...

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aantix 41 days ago | link

Id like to explore if there are any automated solutions?

What software/sdk's have you used?

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jamesbrownuhh 41 days ago | link

Even the best automated solutions rely on recognising someone who is speaking clearly and precisely, ensuring that every word is well spaced and completely clear.

There are no automated solutions that can universally do a good job of transcribing natural speech from people who aren't specifically "speaking to be recognised", if that makes sense.

Maybe one day, but not yet. It's a problem waiting to be solved, so the reward for the first who can really crack it will be substantial.

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olgeni 41 days ago | link

Nuance's SDK, but unfortunately "automated" is out of question with that...

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olgeni 53 days ago | link | parent | on: Why Use Windows

"The only thing I have lost since switching is the smug self-righteousness..."

(well...)

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"Whitey obsession."

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"Everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."

Just be glad that the man is blue. If you just erased him, he would actually be... white. oh noes

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Line-printer Snoopy calendar for the year 1969?

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He is setting himself up for a "Mark Russinovich walks into a bar" kind of joke...

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