A beta version of Sphinx-4, an open source speech recognition engine implemented in Java, was recently released. Sphinx development is centered out of Carnegie-Mellon University, with major contributions from employees at Sun, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, and HP and smaller contributions from individuals at UC Santa Cruz and MIT.

Ideas that are unlikely to come to fruition, but I like to imagine I have time to implement them, anyway:

  • Non-real time dictation engine for PhoneBlogger
  • Along with OpenVXI, Festival, and CCXML4J, a complete open source VoiceXML and CCXML server
  • Speech recognition engine on a Treo 600