September 24, 2004

Open Sourced IBM speech code doesn't include Viavoice

Last week we repoted, that IBM was open sourcing its Speech Recognition technology, based on a very vague story on the NY Times. First, an anonymous reader tipped me off: "That article at NYT was rather vague, and the title was quite misleading" he wrote as he proceeded to tell me that "IBM's speech recognition, text-to-speech, and other core speech technology is not involved". He continued: "Another strange aspect was that when Motorola signed on to back the effort, IBMers presented a plan of one open source project, but then announced two. It was a pleasant surprise, but does show a lack of planning".



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