Sunday, 23 August 2009

How-To: Install Simon Speech Recognition Application in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

Simon is a very nice KDE4 project with the goal of developing a speech recognition application and it currently works pretty well by letting the user record certain words and execute various commands given via a microphone. Since currently it is not included in the Ubuntu repositories, here are instructions on getting it up and running in Jaunty.

First of all, open up Konsole or GNOME Terminal and install the package flex, needed by simon:

sudo apt-get install flex

Next, download the Ubuntu DEB package from page and install it as:

sudo dpkg -i simon-0.2-Linux_i386.deb

Or whatever version you downloaded. This should be it, run simon by typing Alt+F2 and typing simon followed by Enter.


Anonymous said...

does NOT work out of the box.

for german language one needs to get a dictionary which is only available per mail.

Oscar said...

El proyecto es tremendamente interesante. Quise instalar Simon, pero me aparece este mensaje de error:

"La dependencia no se puede satisfacer: libqt4-multimedia (>= 4:4.6.1)".

¿Alguna sugerencia?


Anonymous said...

Ubuntu Natty:Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libqt4-multimedia (>= 4:4.6.1)

Anonymous said...

for the dependency issue, just type "sudo apt-get -f install" (w/o the ""). this should fix the errors.