Question Online Speech Recognition control greyed out

redskywalker

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I am trying to set up Windows speech to text but, being Scottish, my accent is presenting something of a problem - even spelling is almost impossible eg when I say "a" as in Adam it gives "e" and when I try "A" it gives "r". This is happening in the speech recognition tutorial and I want to try switching on the "Online Speech Recognition" switch but it is greyed out - does anyone know how to activate it?
 

Ralston18

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If greyed out (location based ?) that may be because Scottish is not explicitly supported.

At least according to the footnote on my speech recognition switch which lists the supported languages.

And, unfortunately, some quick googling seemed to address the issues involved:

https://jabde.com/2020/11/14/no-true-scottish-sls/

Not much help there beyond some basic explanations etc..

The following link may be of more interest:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/firm-seeking-scots-help-voice-23287158

I do not [full disclosure] know anything about the company and the speech recognition research they are attempting.

However, consider contacting them and getting involved. They may offer some interim SRS application software that you would be able to use and test.

And maybe get paid for doing so. :)
 

redskywalker

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If greyed out (location based ?) that may be because Scottish is not explicitly supported.

At least according to the footnote on my speech recognition switch which lists the supported languages.

And, unfortunately, some quick googling seemed to address the issues involved:

https://jabde.com/2020/11/14/no-true-scottish-sls/

Not much help there beyond some basic explanations etc..

The following link may be of more interest:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/firm-seeking-scots-help-voice-23287158

I do not [full disclosure] know anything about the company and the speech recognition research they are attempting.

However, consider contacting them and getting involved. They may offer some interim SRS application software that you would be able to use and test.

And maybe get paid for doing so. :)
I don't know if you've ever seen the video of 2 Scotsmen in an American talking lift but it is really funny - unless you have a Scottish accent! I will try those links; thanks
 

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