Updated: Windows Vista Dictation Resource Kit v1.0

Microsoft has updated and made available for download the Windows Vista Dictation Resource Kit (DRK).

This is an updated version of the documentation, correcting errors in the original documentation that ships with the DRK, and noting where functionality differs when running the DRK tools on Windows 7.

The Windows Vista DRK brings added value to the Windows platform by expanding Windows Speech Recognition’s reach to new users and markets. By creating new Language Models (LMs), you enable Windows Speech Recognition to recognize industry-specific terms from speech and improve Windows Speech Recognition’s ability to pronounce those terms.

Changes include:

– Updated the reference topics for Normalize, GenLM, and CompLM to ensure all possible parameters are listed.

– The GenLM reference topic listed the optional unigram_cutoff, bigram_disc_range and trigram_disc_range parameters. However, these parameters are not implemented in the tool, and have been removed from the documentation.

– The Normalize reference topic listed the optional overwrite parameter. However, this parameter was not implemented in the tool. It has been removed from the documentation.

– Added usage instructions to the Installation Guide

– When running the tools on Windows 7, the -error and -log attributes will cause a conflict if used together. They should either be used separately, or output should be redirected to a file by adding “> output.txt” to the command line. (This is a byproduct of slight differences in the command line console betwen Windows 7 and Windows Vista).

Windows Vista Dictation Resource Kit

Visit Microsoft Speech Technologies Developer Centre for a list of available tools and resources to assist in your development of a Speech compatible application.

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