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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 […]