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Dictation system, in this Malayalam ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) system is integrated with OpenOffice writer. It allows users to dictate office documents hands-free in Malayalam as this oxt transcribes each spoken word in the text area of OpenOffice writer. You can use your voice instead of typing text. No setup or special training is required.
It also supports formatting of documents such as bold, tab space, underline etc. File operations such as new file, save, close, save as are also supported. All these formatting and file operations can be done through voice commands.
It facilitates vocabulary updating option, through which user can update the recognizer dictionary with their required vocabulary or files containing the words. It also provides alternate words for the recognized word, that a user spoken.This application automatically generates documents in UTF-8 format.
Currently, the average recognition rate for office documents is 75 %.It supports 3000 most frequently used words in office domain.
• Microphone & Speakers
• OpenOffice 4 or above
• JRE 1.6 or above
• Active Perl software to update the speech dictionary ( you can download from https://www.perl.org/get.html )
For better rendering, kindly place the following malayalam fonts, in the fonts directory.
Step 1: Install OpenOffice Writer 3 or above (if not already exists) ( requires admininstator privilages)
Step 2 : Place the above said fonts in ‘fonts’ folder of windows
Step 3: Just double-click the extension. It will be automatically installed.
We can also add the extensions, by using OpenOffice writer ->Tools -> Extensions Manager -> add (locate the .oxt file)
Step 4: Press close . Writer will be opened.
In Tools -> Options ->Java -> Parameters
Stpe 5: Once installed close the writer and reopen the writer.
Step 6: Now a new menu named “MalayalamSpeechRecognizer” menu will appear.
Step 7: To dictate, click MalayalamSpeechRecognizer -> SpeechRecognition
Step 8: After few seconds, A speech recognition GUI will appear.
Step 9, click start and dicatate the document
Step 10: Suggestions or alternate words will be displayed in adjacent menu. If it contains the correct word, double click it.
Step 11: To update the recognizing dictionary , click MalayalamSpeechRecognizer -> Add to dictionary
Step 12: Add the word to be recognized or add the file containing the words to be recognized and press ‘Add to dictionary’ button . and start once again the recognizer to dicatate as said in step 7.