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IBM Via Voice for Linux Announced

IBM has announced the availability of IBM ViaVoice Dictation for Linux. It sells for $59.95 and according to one anonymous user, it works much better with a “noise cancelling
microphone by Parrot.” PC Magazine has a recent review of Lernout and Houspie’s Voice Xpress Professional on Windows. L&H recently acquired longtime speech recognition company Dragon Systems. The article reports 95-98 percent accuracy which sounds good until you realize that every 50 words an error will occur or about every paragraph. LinuxMedNews recently reported on Carnegie Mellon’s open source Sphinx project. Other sites such as’s article by Michelle Head have reported about this also. LinuxMedNews knows of no reports on Sphinx’s usability. Anyone have knowledge of this?