Speech Enabling your Windows CE Device.

There seems to be some confusion around Speech Enabling a Windows CE embedded device – Windows CE 5.0 exposes a set of Speech API’s known as SAPI (or Speech API), this doesn’t include a speech engine, which is a required component – you will need to license a speech engine from a company such as ScanSoft – ScanSoft has both speech recognition and text to speech engines available for a wide variety of languages.

I’ve not seen how easy their engine is to integrate into a Windows CE device, but would certainly like to see how this works – perhaps ScanSoft have a demo of integrating the engine into a device, if not, I would certainly be interested in getting an evaluation drop of the product and walk through the steps of speech enabling a device – that would be kinda cool, wouldn’t it ?

ScanSoft have a demo page that shows how good their speech engine is, just drop some text on the page and have it played back to you – here’s a sample WAV file from the page (287kb wav file).

– Mike

Comments (5)

  1. Greg Smith says:

    If you do get an eval, I’ll help you add a custom export command in FeederReader to read your RSS feeds all on the Pocket PC. All FeederReader requires is a TTS command that will "speak" the file specified on the command line.

    Greg Smith

    Author, FeederReader – The Pocket PC RSS, podcatcher, videocatcher

    http://www.FeederReader.com – Download on the Road

  2. Mike says:

    Yes, that sounds like fun !

    – Mike

  3. text to speech API should be in Windows CE/Windows Mobile. Point.

  4. Mike says:

    Windows Mobile users have the option/ability to add Voice Command to their devices.

    – Mike