Speech Recognition with .NET Console ApplicationsApr 29, 2015
With the introduction of Windows Phone Cortana, the speech-activated personal assistant,speech-enabled applications have taken an increasingly important place in software development. You can start with speech recognition and speech synthesis in Windows console applications, Windows Forms applications, and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications.You can also add speech capabilities to Windows Phone apps, ASP.NET Web apps, Windows Store apps, Windows RT apps and Xbox Kinect. With console applications, you can create interesting back-and-forth dialogs where the user asks a question and the application answers, resulting in a Cortana-like environment. You have to be a bit careful because when your computer speaks, that speech will be picked up by the microphone, and may be recognized. Another possible use of speech with a console application is to recognize commands such as, “Launch Notepad” and “Launch Word.” In other words, a console application can be used to perform actions on your host machine that would normally be performed using multiple mouse and keyboard interactions.