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Speech recognition script for Asterisk that uses google's speech engine.
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speech-recog.agi

README

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    Speech recognition script for Asterisk
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This script makes use of Google's speech recognition engine
in order to redner speech to text and return it back to the dialplan
as an asterisk channel variable.

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Requirements
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Perl         The Perl Programming Language
perl-libwww  The World-Wide Web library for Perl
sox          Sound eXchange, sound processing program
Internet access in order to contact google and get the speech data.

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Installation
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To install copy speech-recog.agi to your agi-bin directory.
Usually this is /var/lib/asterisk/agi-bin/
To make sure check your /etc/asterisk/asterisk.conf file

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Usage
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agi(speech-recog.agi,[lang])
Records from the current channel untill the pound key (#) is pressed or the
timeout (15 seconds) is reached. The recording is send over to googles speech
recognition service and the returned text string is assigned as the value
of the channel variable 'utterance'.
The scripts sets the following channel variables:
status     : Return status. 0 means success, non zero values indicating different errors.
id         : Some id string that googles engine returns, not very useful(?).
utterance  : The generated text string.
confidence : A value between 0 and 1 indicating the probability of a correct recognition.
 Values biger than 0.95 usually mean that the resulted text is correct.

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Examples
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sample dialplan code for your extensions.conf

;Simple speech recognition
exten => 1234,1,Answer()
exten => 1234,n,agi(speech-recog.agi,en-US)
exten => 1234,n,Noop(== The text you just said was: ${utterance} ==)
exten => 1234,n,Noop(== The probability to be right is: ${confidence} ==)
exten => 1234,n,Hangup()

;Speech recognition demo also using googletts.agi for text to speech synthesis:
exten => 1235,1,Answer()
exten => 1235,n,agi(googletts.agi,"Please say something in English. When done press the pound key.",en)
exten => 1235,n(record),agi(speech-recog.agi,en-US)
exten => 1235,n,Noop(== Script returned: ${status} , ${id} , ${confidence} , ${utterance} ==)
exten => 1235,n,GotoIf($["${status}" = "0"]?success:fail)

exten => 1235,n(success),GotoIf($["${confidence}" > "0.9"]?playback:retry)

exten => 1235,n(playback),agi(googletts.agi,"The text you just said was...",en)
exten => 1235,n,agi(googletts.agi,"${utterance}",en)
exten => 1235,n,goto(end)

exten => 1235,n(retry),agi(googletts.agi,"Can you please repeat more clearly?",en)
exten => 1235,n,goto(record)

exten => 1235,n(fail),agi(googletts.agi,"Failed to get speech data.",en)
exten => 1235,n(end),Hangup()

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License
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The speech-recog script for asterisk is distributed under the GNU General Public
License v2. See COPYING for details.
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