Speech Recognition Technology

for Business Use

Company

Product Name

Cost

Speech Technology

Comments

Release

Date and URL

Microsoft

Speech SDK version 5.0

 

 

 

Oct.20, 2000

Philips

SpeechMagic 4.0

 

It supports real distributed networks, [1]

A client server speech recognition software aimed at professional network based applications for medical and legal markets.

Oct.9,2000

www.speech.philips.com

IBM

ViaVoice

 

 

ViaVoice Dictation is Java-based, making it perfect for cross-platform environments Offers Linux support

www.ibm.com/software/speech

Lernout & Hauspie

VoiceXpress

Professional 5.0

Standard model is $49. the advanced model is $79 and adds support for Microsoft World and Word Perfect

 

It comes with a clock, calculator and PIM all of which are voice controlled. L&H recommends at least a Pentium II with either 48MB or 96MB of RAM and 250MB of free disk space However independent reviewers find it be a a resource, memory and storage space hog.

 

Lernout & Hauspie

VoiceXpress Mobile Professional

$229

 

Includes a handheld voice recorder

 

Fonix

Text to speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


[1]  SpeechMagic   4.0,It supports real distributed networks, [1]where dictation, recognition and correction can be done independently of the location over LAN, WAN or the Internet. Since the speech recognition core software and all user data are stored centrally on a server, authors are not limited to a certain workstation to use speech recognition and can take advantage of a commonly shared vocabulary