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OpenEars 1.33 out now, small fixes

24 July

OpenEars 1.33 has been released, fixing two small memory leaks and a possible deadlock when exiting the recognition loop. Check it out and if you encounter any issues, please head over to the forums and let me know about them. Thanks!

OpenEars 1.3.0 out now with Pocketsphinx and Sphinxbase .8

14 June

Just a quick note that after months of testing of OpenEars 1.3.0 preview including Pocketsphinx and Sphinxbase .8 and no issues coming up with those new libraries, OpenEars 1.3.0 is now the release version of OpenEars and has been released in a non-preview version with a couple of bugfixes. As always, ask questions and let […]

NeatSpeech version 1.02 out now!

04 May

Neatspeech 1.02 is out now, featuring improvements to the UK voices. It can be downloaded by visiting the shop and ordering the free demo version to try, or by clicking on the link in your demo order email if you have already ordered a demo. If you are a licensed customer, your updated licensed version […]

Please give the OpenEars version 1.3.0 Preview a try

15 February

I’m happy to announce that alongside the current 1.2.5 version of OpenEars available on the main OpenEars page, I’ve added a preview version of 1.3.0, which upgrades the Sphinx dependencies from sphinxbase and pocketsphinx .7 up to CMU’s current version .8. This is a test preview, so if you have time, please give it a […]

OpenEars 1.2.3 and NeatSpeech 1.0!

25 October

It’s my pleasure to introduce NeatSpeech, a new plugin for the OpenEars platform which adds better TTS/text-to-speech voices to OpenEars’ voice synthesis. NeatSpeech is a plugin for OpenEars that adds fast, higher-quality speech synthesis (TTS) including multithreaded speech queueing to speak very long phrases without any lag. It uses HTS voices which are ideal for […]

OpenEars 1.2.1, RapidEars 1.1, Rejecto 1.0

20 September

Another big release day! OpenEars 1.2.1 is out, adding the very-suddenly-required armv7s slice and fixing the bug in which speech from right before a call to suspendRecognition will be processed after recognition is resumed. Downloadable at http://www.politepix.com/openears. Also released today is RapidEars 1.1, which further refines many improvements of the past few versions and is […]

OpenEars 1.01 is out

10 April

I’ve released OpenEars 1.01 today, a bugfix update for the following three issues: • Leaks in the dynamic language model generation process could crash the device, • When using a very small model, the discounting method used by the language model generation process could occasionally result in certain words having a probability that is so […]

SpeexKit: Speex on the iPhone, from Politepix

25 March

SpeexKit: Speex for iPhone It is my pleasure to announce a new Politepix framework product for developers: SpeexKit 1.0. What is Speex? Speex is one of the best codecs for voice audio transmission available, with clear quality and excellent compression characteristics. It is a great match for mobile speech applications given the need for top-notch clarity […]

OpenEars 1.0 released

07 March

I am extraordinarily happy to announce that OpenEars 1.0 is out now. This version has so many fixes and new features: Ultra-fast, ultra-easy install All-C language modelling and 3x faster phonetic lookup fallback method for vastly faster dynamic language model generation Language model generation is now tuned to creating contextual models from long sentences with […]