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  • DeepSpeech

    DeepSpeech is an open source embedded (offline, on-device) speech-to-text engine which can run in real time on devices ranging from a Raspberry Pi 4 to high power GPU servers.

  • common-voice-android

    Repository of "CV Project" app. It's an unofficial app for Mozilla Common Voice, which permits you to contribute to this project via your device.

  • I'd like to give a shout-out to Common Voice Android:

    It's a handy app for those interested in contributing to the project. You can record voices for the languages you speak and validate other user contributions. I used to be a frequent contributor about two years ago, and this app had a much more user-friendly design compared to the official website version.

    Additionally, check out the official Common Voice Matrix channel:

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  • common-voice

    Common Voice is part of Mozilla's initiative to help teach machines how real people speak.

  • > it was not at all obvious to me there was some way of speeding up getting a language in the first place.

    Yeah, that's the biggest failing of Common Voice in my opinion. Getting a new language up to speed could be much improved by simply adding a few links to documentation, but even the existing links are broken, which I reported in March 2022...

    > I have no interest in wasting time contributing to a UI translation I actively don't want to be subjected to

    Translating the UI may still help you get other people to record, even if you don't want to use it yourself.

    > I'll see if I can submit some sentences at least

    If you want to go faster, there's also a project to extract sentences from Wikipedia etc. in small doses Mozilla's lawyers and Wikimedia's lawyers have agreed are fair use. I think you'd only need to define how Norwegian Bokmål separates sentences. (E.g. after a period but not if it's a common abbreviation like "etc." in the preceding sentence.)

  • cv-sentence-extractor

    Scraping Wikipedia for fair use sentences

  • tts-app

    Simple Text To Speech app |

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