Tonight I'll be giving a talk at Android Montreal. In this talk I’ll show you how to use speech recognition in your own Android apps.
The talk will have something for both beginner and advanced Android devs, namely I will show two ways to do speech recognition: the easy way (using the built-in RecognizerIntent for the user’s language) and the hard way (building a recognizer which wraps existing open source libraries if the built-in RecognizerIntent can’t handle the user’s language).
While I was in Batumi my friends and I built an app so that Kartuli users (code) (slides) (installer) could train their Androids to recognize SMS messages and web searches.
Recognizing Kartuli is one of the cases where you can’t use the built-in recognizer. Kartuli spoken by only 4 million people in the country of Georgia: that is roughly the population of Montreal and surrounding areas.
The talk will start with a demo of our Kartuli trainer app to set the context for the talk, and then dig into the code and Android concepts under the demo.
* How to use the default system recognizer’s results in your own Android projects,
* How to use the NDK in your projects,
* How to use PocketSphinx (a lightweight recognizer library written in C) on Android
If, after updating to 10.6.8 you get into a reboot loop, never fear the update is the same as every other update, except there is a step involving replacing the kernel.
This is very easy to do if you either (a) download it and save it on your Minimac before you update to 10.6.8, or (b) you have a mac formated USB key that you can copy it onto after your Minimac starts looping.
Here is the super-condensed minimal effort path to get you into Minimac heaven... (no not a dead Minimac, a running one), at least until Lion comes out.
On another computer (preferably a Mac or Ubuntu) Download the legacy kernel[mirror]Put it on a Mac formated USB key *
On the Reboot Looping Minimac Hold down Shift as you bootAt the boot loader screen type (once you start typing it will apear in black letters on the bottom of the screen)
recovery=yes, -x Once it has finished loading, plug in the USB keyCopy the legacy_kernel-10.6.8.bz2 to your MinimacDouble click on it to unzip itMove the legacy_kernel-10.6.8 to …
I was at a talk today with some Ojibwe data where invariably the claim that "English doesn't have incorporation" or at least incorporation of objects came up. We have "vacume clean" but generally we only incorporate the instrument. I remember a similar discussion coming up a few years ago in 2007 and I asked myself about apple picking. My colucators said, sure, but you can't say apple pick right? I thought about it a bit and came up with a linear string of words that might get google results. I remember I searched for "we apple picked" and found a few results, indicating to me that some people say it, generally when discussing their weekends. So, having my Android with me at the talk I googled again. This time I found a lot more examples than before, 394 to be exact, all of the first page clear examples with native speakers, speaking naturally.
I've heard this claim can be traced back to Baker 1988. When I got home I googled the claim "…