Extending Windows Speech Recognition

I’ve blogged about how to find the Speech APIs on MSDN before, but have you wondered if anybody is writing apps for Speech in Vista? Well … Yes they are.

One particularly useful app I recently read about was written by Casey Chesnut. He’s been into Speech Recognition and Speech technologies for quite a while (I think his first use of SAPI was in 2002 or 2003), and he recently just put together a quick little application that adds some functionality that he wished was included directly in the product, like a configurable hotkey, mouse movement by a specific number of pixels, automatically muting the output when SR is listening, and more…

His calls his extension to Windows Speech Recognition /micBarExtend.

It also sounds like he’s up for adding more cool stuff to the app. If you have things you’d like to see him add to extend Windows Speech Recognition, drop him a line.