Best Voice Recognition Software Books
Dictation software, as it is relevant for authors, is an app or program that allows you to write a book with your voice.
1. Enterprise Integration Patterns: Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions
Author: by Gregor Hohpe
Enterprise Integration Patterns provides an invaluable catalog of sixty-five patterns, with real-world solutions that demonstrate the formidable of messaging and help you to design effective messaging solutions for your enterprise. The authors also include examples covering a variety of different integration technologies, such as JMS, MSMQ, TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, Microsoft BizTalk, SOAP, and XSL.
A case study describing a bond trading system illustrates the patterns in practice, and the book offers a look at emerging standards, as well as insights into what the future of enterprise integration might hold. This book provides a consistent vocabulary and visual notation framework to describe large-scale integration solutions across many technologies.
It also explores in detail the advantages and limitations of asynchronous messaging architectures. The authors present practical advice on designing code that connects an application to a messaging system, and provide extensive information to help you determine when to send a message, how to route it to the proper destination, and how to monitor the health of a messaging system.
2. TinyML: Machine Learning with TensorFlow Lite on Arduino and Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers
Author: by Pete Warden
Deep learning networks are getting smaller.Much smaller. The Google Assistant team can detect words with a model just 14 kilobytes in sizesmall enough to run on a microcontroller. With this practical book you’ll enter the field of TinyML, where deep learning and embedded systems combine to make astounding things possible with tiny devices.
Pete Warden and Daniel Situnayake explain how you can train models small enough to fit into any environment. Ideal for software and hardware developers who want to build embedded systems using machine learning, this guide walks you through creating a series of TinyML projects, step-by-step.
No machine learning or microcontroller experience is necessary. Build a speech recognizer, a camera that detects people, and a magic wand that responds to gesturesWork with Arduino and ultra-low-power microcontrollersLearn the essentials of ML and how to train your own modelsTrain models to understand audio, image, and accelerometer dataExplore TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers, Google’s toolkit for TinyMLDebug applications and provide safeguards for privacy and securityOptimize latency, energy usage, and model and binary size
3. Alexa For Dummies
Author: by Paul McFedries
Upgrade your Echo expertise with this Dummies guide to all things Alexa Amazon’s hugely popular family of Echo devices has made Alexa a household name. She can answer your questions, entertain you, and even help around the house. Alexa for Dummies is the perfect guide for Alexa users who want to get up and running with their Echo devices.
From basic setup to making the most of Alexa’s powerful smart home capabilities, this is your one-stop resource to all things Alexa. Whether you’ll use Alexa to send text messages, play music, control your thermostat, look up recipes, replenish your pantry, or just search the internet for information, you’ll find detailed instructions in this fun and easy-to-understand guide.
Set up and personalize your Alexa device with an Amazon account and custom settings, including your preferred Alexa voice Use Alexa to play music throughout your home, stream videos online, and meet all your entertainment needs Unlock the power of advanced features like Alexa Skills and make your Alexa accessible Turn your ordinary house into a modern smart home with advanced smart home features and Echo accessories The virtual assistant you’ve dreamed of is now a reality with your favorite Echo device.
4. Speech and Language Processing, 2nd Edition
Author: by Daniel Jurafsky
For undergraduate or advanced undergraduate courses in Classical Natural Language Processing, Statistical Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition, Computational Linguistics, and Human Language Processing. An explosion of Web-based language techniques, merging of distinct fields, availability of phone-based dialogue systems, and much more make this an exciting time in speech and language processing.
The first of its kind to thoroughly cover language technology at all levels and with all modern technologies this text takes an empirical approach to the subject, based on applying statistical and other machine-learning algorithms to large corporations. The authors cover areas that traditionally are taught in different courses, to describe a unified vision of speech and language processing.
Emphasis is on practical applications and scientific evaluation. An accompanying Website contains teaching materials for instructors, with pointers to language processing resources on the Web. The Second Edition offers a significant amount of new and extended material. Supplements: Click on the “Resources” tab to View Downloadable Files: Solutions Power Point Lecture Slides – Chapters 1-5, 8-10, 12-13 and 24 Now Available!
5. Natural Language Processing in Action: Understanding, analyzing, and generating text with Python
Author: by Hobson Lane
Voice user interfaces (VUIs) are becoming all the rage today. But how do you build one that people can actually converse with? Whether you’re designing a mobile app, a toy, or a device such as a home assistant, this practical book guides you through basic VUI design principles, helps you choose the right speech recognition engine, and shows you how to measure your VUI’s performance and improve upon it.
Author Cathy Pearl also takes product managers, UX designers, and VUI designers into advanced design topics that will help make your VUI not just functional, but great. Understand key VUI design concepts, including command-and-control and conversational systemsDecide if you should use an avatar or other visual representation with your VUIExplore speech recognition technology and its impact on your designTake your VUI above and beyond the basic exchange of informationLearn practical ways to test your VUI application with usersMonitor your app and learn how to quickly improve performanceGet real-world examples of VUIs for home assistants, smartwatches, and car systems
7. Dragon Professional Individual For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
Author: by Stephanie Diamond
Stop typing and get more done with Dragon Professional Individual voice recognition software Tired of typing, but afraid to take the leap into voice recognition software?No problem! Dragon Professional Individual For Dummies, 5th Edition gives you a great overview of the industry-leading speech recognition software so you can start talking instead of typing in no time at all.
With this easy-to-use guide, you’ll quickly find out how to use Professional Individual to open documents, write emails and notes, update your Facebook status, and much more. The book includes everything you need to get started, from launching the software and basic dictating to controlling your desktop by voice, and tips for improving accuracy.
Available for both Windows and Mac, Dragon Professional Individual is the gold standard for home and professional voice recognition software. Easy to use and much more efficient than typing, the software can take your productivity to the next level. Get an introduction to everything you’ll need to know to get started with Dragon Professional Individual voice recognition software Find out how to access documents, write emails, and even update your Facebook status with nothing more than your voice Includes the most updated information on the latest version of the software Offers information for programmers and developers who want to use the software for mobile app development Dragon Professional Individual For Dummies, 5th Edition is your go-to resource to get up and running with this great voice recognition software in no time.
8. Deep Learning for NLP and Speech Recognition
Author: by Uday Kamath
This textbook explains Deep Learning Architecture, with applications to various NLP Tasks, including Document Classification, Machine Translation, Language Modeling, and Speech Recognition. With the widespread adoption of deep learning, natural language processing (NLP),and speech applications in many areas (including Finance, Healthcare, and Government) there is a growing need for one comprehensive resource that maps deep learning techniques to NLP and speech and provides insights into using the tools and libraries for real-world applications.
Deep Learning for NLP and Speech Recognition explains recent deep learning methods applicable to NLP and speech, provides state-of-the-art approaches, and offers real-world case studies with code to provide hands-on experience. Many books focus on deep learning theory or deep learning for NLP-specific tasks while others are cookbooks for tools and libraries, but the constant flux of new algorithms, tools, frameworks, and libraries in a rapidly evolving landscape means that there are few available texts that offer the material in this book.
9. Designing With Speech Processing Chips
Author: by Ricardo Jimenez
Academic Pr (May 1, 1991)
Want to dictate up to 5000 WORDS an hour? Want to do it with 99% ACCURACY from the day you start? NEW EDITION: UPDATED to cover the latest Dragon Professional Individual v15 for PC & v6 for MacFREE video training included! As writers, we all know what an incredible tool dictation software can be.
It enables us to write faster and avoid the dangers of RSI and a sedentary lifestyle. But many of us give up on dictating when we find we can’t get the accuracy we need to be truly productive. This book changes all of that.
With almost two decades of using Dragon software under his belt and a wealth of insider knowledge from within the dictation industry, Scott Baker will reveal how to supercharge your writing and achieve sky-high recognition accuracy from the moment you start using the software.
You will learn: Hidden tricks to use when installing Dragon on a Windows PC or Mac;- How to choose the right microphone and set it up perfectly for speech recognition;- The little-known techniques that will ensure around 99% accuracy from your first install and how to make this even better over time;- Setting up fail-safe dictation profiles with multiple microphones and voice recorders, without impacting your accuracy;- How to train the software to adapt to you and avoid your accuracy declining;- Strategies for achieving your entire daily word count in just one or two hours;- Many more tips and tricks you won’t find anywhere else.
11. Augmented Human: How Technology Is Shaping the New Reality
Author: by Helen Papagiannis
Augmented Reality (AR) blurs the boundary between the physical and digital worlds. In AR’s current exploration phase, innovators are beginning to create compelling and contextually rich applications that enhance a user’s everyday experiences. In this book, Dr. Helen Papagiannisa world-leading expert in the fieldintroduces you to AR: how it’s evolving, where the opportunities are, and where it’s headed.
If you’re a designer, developer, entrepreneur, student, educator, business leader, artist, or simply curious about AR’s possibilities, this insightful guide explains how you can become involved with an exciting, fast-moving technology. You’ll explore how:Computer vision, machine learning, cameras, sensors, and wearables change the way you see the worldHaptic technology syncs what you see with how something feelsAugmented sound and hearables alter the way you listen to your environmentDigital smell and taste augment the way you share and receive informationNew approaches to storytelling immerse and engage users more deeplyUsers can augment their bodies with electronic textiles, embedded technology, and brain-controlled interfacesHuman avatars can learn our behaviors and act on our behalf
12. Hacks for Alexa: An Unofficial Guide to Settings, Linking Devices, Reminders, Shopping, Video, Music, Sports, and More
Author: by Joseph Moran
Learn all the latest hacks and tips for using your Amazon Alexa device! Want to make the most out of your Alexa device? You’ve opened the right book! Originally launched in 2014, Amazon’s Alexa is a virtual assistant capable of helping you with everything from personal to-do lists to professional services.
This smart device is the personal assistant that everyone wants. In this guidebook, you’ll learn a variety of tasks you can do with your Alexa device, including: Increase productivity by setting reminders, alarms, and timersMake hands-free phone calls and send text or voice messagesEntertain yourself by listening to music or the radio or getting updates on your favorite sports teamsTrack the weather or the traffic updates for your daily commuteOrder your online shopping from AmazonAnd much more!
Organizing your home or office has never been so easy! You’ll never be at a loss with how to use your Alexa device, whether you want to set a timer for that cake in the oven or just listen to music while you clean the house.
13. Fundamentals of Music Processing: Audio, Analysis, Algorithms, Applications
Author: by Meinard Müller
This textbook provides both profound technological knowledge and a comprehensive treatment of essential topics in music processing and music information retrieval. Including numerous examples, figures, and exercises, this book is suited for students, lecturers, and researchers working in audio engineering, computer science, multimedia, and musicology.
The book consists of eight chapters. The first two cover foundations of music representations and the Fourier transformconcepts that are then used throughout the book. In the subsequent chapters, concrete music processing tasks serve as a starting point. Each of these chapters is organized in a similar fashion and starts with a general description of the music processing scenario at hand before integrating it into a wider context.
It then discussesin a mathematically rigorous wayimportant techniques and algorithms that are generally applicable to a wide range of analysis, classification, and retrieval problems. At the same time, the techniques are directly applied to a specific music processing task. By mixing theory and practice, the book’s goal is to offer detailed technological insights as well as a deep understanding of music processing applications.