Today I want to start with the first "process story" of creating a prototype of an open source dictation system.
Given around a weeks worth of time, I'll build a demonstrative prototype of a continuous speech recognition system for the task of dictating texts such as emails, chat or reports, using only open resources and technologies.
Dictation systems are usually developed for a target user group and then modified for a single user (the one who'll be using the system). For this prototype, the target user group is "English speaking techies" and I myself will be the end-user to whom the system will be adapted to. The software to process and handle the recognition result will be Simon. Any additions or modifications to the software will be made public.