Dear Natasha and all --
Also Happy 2008, and also apologies for the duplication of messages:
There is free or inexpensive software that you can train to recognize
your own voice (intonation, pitch, speed, accent, etc.) and to translate
what you say into text on the screen -- though the result usually still
needs a good deal of editing. It's useful for many writers, including
those with physical disabilities. The Adaptech Research Network at
Dawson College in Montreal offers an annotated list of the relevant
programs at http://adaptech.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/fandi_enewdictation.php.
Programs that can recognize a variety of voices, as in a set of
interviews, would be a different matter. I will hope to hear from others
that such software exists.
Margaret Procter, Ph.D.
University of Toronto Coordinator, Writing Support
15 King's College Circle, Toronto ON M5S 3H7
416 978-8109; FAX 416 971-2027
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Natasha Artemeva wrote:
> Hello everybody and Happy New Year to all!
> A student of mine had asked me if I knew of any free voice recognition
> software available on the Internet. She has digital recordings of
> interviews but doesn't have any software to convert them into digital
> computer files. If you have any knowledge of such software, could you
> please let me know?
> Many thanks.
> Natasha Artemeva, Ph. D.
> Assistant Professor
> School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
> Carleton University
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