Total Speech Recognition
AKA the worst speech recognizer :) By request of users who wish for unusable open dictionary offline speech recognition xD
+ How To Add This Control To Your Project (Click to Expand)
- Make sure you have the latest version of ARC installed.
- Select the Get button in this page to download the archive file.
- Double click the downloaded archive file to execute installer.
- The installer will add this control to ARC.
- Load ARC and press the Project -> Add Control button from the menu.
- Choose the Audio category tab.
- Press the Total Speech Recognition icon to add the control to your project.
AKA the worst speech recognizer - by request of users who wish for unusable open dictionary offline speech recognition :). Unlike the regular speech recognition control which allows pre-defined phrases or the Bing Speech Recognition which works, this is an open dictionary, allowing any combination of words. However, the implementation of this type of speech recognition is not great... not great at all!
You can get "sometimes" acceptable results by using a handheld microphone and very well trained data for your voice, specifically.
The recognized text is placed into a variable, as with the confidence. There are two scripts that can be executed if the confidence is higher or lower than the specified value. Your script can parse the text and try to figure out what was said.
There are alternative behavior controls that use online recognition, which means you will require an internet connection. The alternative behavior controls are much better with incredible accuracy. The recommended online control is Bing Speech Recognition and Advanced Speech Recognition. There may be others as well. Check the Audio section of the technology store for more.
Headset or External Mic
Using a headset or external mic will produce dramatically better results compared to the internal PC/Laptop mic. Using a headset or mic will enable the recognition engine to "hear" your voice much clearer with less background noise. The background noise of the laptop, motors, radio, and room echo will cause the recognition software to return False Positives. This means the software recognizes an incorrect phrase. An external mic will also prevent the recognition software from hearing the robot speak. In short, it is important to use a Mic Headset or external Mic for a positive Speech Recognition experience.
Like all controls in ARC. the configuration window can be accessed by pressing the gear icon. The configuration window is where you enter the phrases which will be recognized, and the command associated with each phrase. The EZ-Script tutorial explains how to edit and create commands. You will fine tutorials in the LEARN section of this website, which can be accessed by pressing the LEARN button from the top menu of this webpage. You may notice Low Confidence messages during detection. This is most likely due to the fact that you're not using a headset, as recommended in this manual page. However, if you wish to continue using the internal Mic on your PC/Laptop, the confidence can be adjusted to a lower value. Adjusting the confidence to a lower value will produce false positives.