After my original posts about speech recognition, I’ve been getting lots of questions about speech in other languages, especially Portuguese. At last I’ve got an answer for you: I’ve recently discovered some samples from Microsoft Portugal’s Language Development Center (MLDC) that provide Portuguese speech recognition engines!
These are the steps to get them:
- Take a look at the official MS Portugal site about this: http://www.microsoft.com/portugal/mldc/betaprograms/winclientdesktop.mspx
- Go to http://connect.microsoft.com and sign in
- Use this invitation ID: MLDC-BKBY-DTBD
- After filling in the survey, go to the Downloads page for this program: https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/Downloads.aspx?SiteID=368
- Download the packs and documentation and good luck!
Note: The language packs are from 2007; they haven’t been tested with Windows 7.
Note 2: The packs didn’t work in my English Windows 7. I guess you’ll need a Portuguese version of Windows Vista/7 to test them.
UPDATE 6/12: The pack DOES work, but only for custom apps. I might do a tutorial on this soon…
If it works for you please leave a comment!
Thanks and see you soon!
Engine de Reconhecimento de Voz em Português (Brasil e Portugal)
Após meus posts originais sobre reconhecimento de voz, eu tenho recebido muitas perguntas sobre Speech em outras línguas, especialmente português. Finalmente tenho uma resposta para vocês: recentemente eu descobri alguns samples do Language Development Center da Microsoft Portugal (MLDC) com engines de Speech em português!
Para baixar os packs, siga esses passos:
- Dê uma olhada no site oficial do MS Portugal sobre este assunto: http://www.microsoft.com/portugal/mldc/betaprograms/winclientdesktop.mspx
- Vá para http://connect.microsoft.com e faça login
- Use esse ID de convite: MLDC-BKBY-DTBD
- Depois de preencher a pesquisa, vá para a página de downloads para este programa: https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/Downloads.aspx?SiteID=368
- Baixe os pacotes e a documentação e a boa sorte!
Nota: Os pacotes são de 2007; eles ainda não foram testados com o Windows 7.
Nota 2: Os packs não funcionaram no meu Windows 7 em inglês. Talvez você precise de uma versão em português do Windows Vista/7 para testá-los.
UPDATE 6/12: O pack FUNCIONA, mas só.para programas desenvolvidos especialmente para ele. Talvez eu faça um tutorial sobre isso logo…
Se funcionar para você, por favor comente!
Obrigado e até a próxima!
RobertoComments are closed
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Following a yearly tradition, this blog is participating once again in the Blog Action Day.
This last year was a turbulent period. We feel our world is going through a transition period – but more than a financial or economic transition, we’re going through a climate transition.
Climate change is not a supposition, it’s a fact – studies are already showing real results of this unprecedented changes. But how can we, developers, technology enthusiasts and students, help with this problem?
First of all there’s consciousness. We have to know what our impact is and what we can do to reduce it. Does your company use energy-efficient PCs and servers? What do you do with your old equipment and gadgets? Do you ship your apps with online documentation instead of paper manuals? Even small actions count here, such as shutting down your build servers when not in use.
And second and most important there’s action. After knowing your problems it’s time to create new solutions to solve our world’s toughest problems. Of course I’m talking about the…
In the past few years the Imagine Cup theme has included the environment; in France 2008 it was the main theme, and since then it’s included in the competition theme as a part of the 8 Millennium Development Goals.
We’ve been trying to do our part for the environment – both Ecologger and KnoWorld were very successful in IC08 and IC09, respectively. Now it’s your time! Create your winning solution in one of the five categories (Software Design, Game Design, Digital Media, Embedded Development and IT Challenge) or in one of the awards (TBA…) and get your chance to go to Poland and change the world in the process!
The world really needs your help – are you up to the challenge?
See you next time,
Roberto – @robertos_br1 comment
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