Arabic Speech Recognition Applications

Category : Other ASR Applications

Mobile apps:

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2009-07/speech-tool-iphone-translates-arabic-fly

Created by Sakhr and Dial Directions for use by the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and other military customers — not you — the app has implications for field personnel who need to understand foreign speech in dire situations. The app also provides a text translation.

http://www.sakhr.com/Default.aspx

http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/10/google-vocre-apple-and-now-raytheon-diving-into-cloud-speech-recognition/

web tools:

Google Translate

Speech companies:

Tell Me and Nuance

SpinVox a subsidiary of Nuance

Telephony:

http://aramedia.com/asr.htm – sakhr software

Software – speech to text:

http://www.proz.com/forum/arabic/76925-arabic_speech_recognition.html

IBM Gold

Dragon Naturally Speaking

 


MORPHEME-BASED LANGUAGE MODELING FOR ARABIC LVCSR
IBMViaVoiceTM[2] and
BBN Tides- OnTap systems[3]

 

 

 

 

real life simulation

Category : Learn Arabic Online

http://www.alelo.com/ – used by us soldier mission to iraq

NTT-IP Invests 1 Million In New Partner EnglishCentral

Category : Learn English Online

http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/09/ntt-ip-englishcentral/

Other Languages Online

Category : Other Languages Online

What if we can learn multiple languages online?? That would be fantastic!!

I’ll update once I found any interesting website.

http://www.cyberitalian.com/ – learn italian

http://www.globalenglish.com/m/ – learn english

http://www.interdeutsch.de/eng/index.html – learn german

Learn English Online

Category : Learn English Online

To compare on the development on learning languages online, we need to know how other languages are doing. As we all aware English is the most used language in the world. So it is important to study how developers are doing on providing online English learning tools.

How many people are looking to learn English online

Using Google Keywords Tool, I can get a rough idea on the demand of learning English online. Google dominates about more than 50% of number of users using their search engine for search. So here’s a screenshot of the result taken on March 29, 2010.

Keyword Research Learn English Online

Who exactly looking for “Learn English Online”

Using Google Trends, we can know from which country, city and languages in the world that are looking to learn english online. Here’s a screenshot of the result taken on March 29, 2010. The terms analysed were; learn english online, learn online english, english online learning, learning english online, online english learning.

Google Trends Learn English Online

Surprisingly now we know the top 3 country looking for learning English Online are Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India!

Websites offering learning English Online

Since there’s a big demand, a lot of efforts have been taken to capture this market. Hence there’s a lot of free and pay websites that offers learning English online.

“To counter boredom, online language programs have introduced crossword puzzles, interactive videos and other games to reward users for making progress.” excerpt from NYtimes

New!!!

http://www.openenglish.com/inicio.do

Pay Learning Sites

http://www.tellmemore.com/ – with speech recognition system. learn online and offline

http://www.rosettastone.com/ – with speech recognition system. learn online

http://www.livemocha.com/ – conversation with native speakers. learn online

http://www.dexway.com/ – includes a dual voice recognition system and personalized evaluations of pronunciation.

http://eyespeakenglish.com/ – with speech recognition system. need to install software

http://www.elanguage.com/learn-english.html has speech recognition system

http://www.englishlink.com/ – learn with online teachers

http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/products/editions/professional.asp – using speech recognition system, able to transcribe voice to text

Free Learning Sites

http://voxy.com/ – Learn English by reading real stories you actually care about.

http://englishcentral.com/en/videos – learn from video conversation. built with speech recognition system

http://www.learn-english-online.org/ – teaches in text style format

http://www.learnenglish.de/ – Learn English through conversation, reading magazines, tests and other tons of free resources

http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/ – Provided by British Council. Includes audible demo. Structured differently for adult learners, children, parents, work & study, Chinese speakers and Arabic speakers.

http://www.ego4u.com/ – learning materials in text

Learn Chinese on Lingt.com

Category : Learn Chinese Online

Here’s one good site on learning Chinese.

http://lingt.com/

Learn Arabic Online

Category : Learn Arabic Online

How many internet search for “Learn Arabic Online”

So how may people exactly are looking for ways to learn Arabic online? Using Google Keywords Tool, I can know how may people are looking for it in Google. Google as we know is the biggest search engine around. Here’s a screenshot I made on Mar 27, 2010.

Keyword Research Learn Arabic Online

From the results, we can know that there’s a big demand for learning Arabic online.

Where does the traffic comes from?

Using Google Trends, we can know the source of traffic. Here’s a screenshot of the results I made on the top four keywords; learn arabic online, learn arabic online free, learning arabic online and online learning arabic.

Google Trends Learn Arabic Online

From here we know the top 10 places where the traffic originated. From top; United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, India, United Kingdom and Israel.

Websites offering learning Arabic Online

I did some Googling and found some sites that offers learning Arabic. Most of them are pure texts.

Pay Learning Sites

http://www.tellmemore.com/consumers/arabic_individuals – with speech recognition system

http://www.rosettastone.com/learn-arabic – with speech recognition system

http://www.languageresourceonline.com/languages/learn_arabic.html – software CD with speech recognition system

http://www.rocketlanguages.com/arabic/premium/arabic.php – Rocket Arabic Premium with speech recognition system online

http://www.linguashop.com/en/learn-arabic-at-home.php – Learn Arabic at home with speech recognition system CD

http://www.shariahprogram.ca/ – Online Arabic Distance Learning

http://www.arabacademy.com/ – With 23,000+ students and rates as low as $79/month

http://www.gulfarabic.com/ – free and pay for full access, provide audible demo

http://www.dalilusa.com/arabic_course/ – Classical Arabic, pay courses.

http://www.mylanguageexchange.com/Learn/Arabic.asp – Practice your Arabic by writing emails, written conversation using text chat and speaking using voice chat.

http://www.arabicsp.com/ – CD

http://www.naturalarabic.com/ – teach Arabic through topical news stories taken from Arab newspaper websites such as Asharq Alawsat and Al-Hayat

http://www.arabic2000.com/arabic/ – provide structured courses and audible demo

Free Learning Sites

http://download.cnet.com/Arabic-School-Software-for-beginners/3000-2279_4-10026248.html – Arabic software free trial

http://www.learnarabiconline.com/ – Promote ShariahProgram.ca program

http://arabic.speak7.com/ – Free & Promote Affiliate products

http://www.islamopas.com/arabic/eindex.html – “step by step Approach to reading and writing arabic” by Mohi e-Din Saleh

http://www.searchtruth.com/arabic/lessons/unit1_writing.php – provide audible demo

http://www.madinaharabic.com/ – provide audible demo

http://lexicorient.com/babel/arabic/ – provide audible demo

http://www.funwitharabic.com/write.html – sell in CD format

http://muttaqun.com/arabic/ – provide audible demo

http://www.uni.edu/becker/arabic.html – a compilation of selected learning Arabic online websites

http://arabic.tripod.com/ – text

http://www.101languages.net/arabic/ – text