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SpeechSearch V1.0

Posted by geekwright on 2013/2/28 12:51:00 (4278 reads) | Posted on Modules
SpeechSearch adds a search block to XOOPS which can accept input using the Web Speech API included in Google Chrome as of version 25. On compatible systems, the block will include a microphone icon which will launch the speech recognition, and send the results to the standard system search routines. On systems that don't support the API, it will quietly degrade to mimic the normal system search block.

The Google recognizer handles a wide variety of languages and dialects which you can choose in the block editor. In addition to the cool toy appeal, this has significant accessibility enhancement potential. There are even greater potentials when this API makes its way into the mobile browsers.

Download the SpeechSearch module here:

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Very interesting - works great even in Hebrew !!!
Published: 2013/2/28 16:54 • Updated: 2013/2/28 16:54
Very cool! We need more of these things, helping XOOPS to take advantage of the external APIs.
Published: 2013/2/28 17:15 • Updated: 2013/2/28 17:15
For those (like me) that don't want the block content in non-chrom browsers:

edit / modules/speechsearch/templates/blocks/speechsearch_block.html

change the lines

<div class="txtcenter">
form id="speech_search_form" style="margin-top: 0;" action="<{xoAppUrl search.php}>" method="get">
input id="search_query" type="text" name="query" size="14" />
input type="hidden" name="action" value="results" />
button id="start_button" onclick="startButton(null);" type="button" title="<{$block.lang_mic_alt}>" style="border: 0; background-color:transparent; padding: 0;"><img id="start_img" src="<{xoAppUrl modules/speechsearch/images/mic.gif}>" alt="<{$block.lang_mic_alt}>" style="vertical-align:text-top;"></button>
br /><input type="submit" value="<{$block.lang_search}>" />
$block.show_advanced}><a href="<{xoAppUrl search.php}>" title="<{$block.lang_advsearch}>"><{$block.lang_advsearch}></a><{/if}>


if (
navigator.userAgent.indexOf('Chrome')!= -1) {
document.write("<div class="txtcenter"><form id="speech_search_form" style="margin-top0;" action="<{xoAppUrl search.php}>" method="get"><input id="search_query" type="text" name="query" size="14" /><input type="hidden" name="action" value="results" /><button id="start_button" onclick="startButton(null);" type="button" title="<{$block.lang_mic_alt}>" style="border0background-color:transparentpadding0;"><img id="start_img" src="<{xoAppUrl modules/speechsearch/images/mic.gif}>" alt="<{$block.lang_mic_alt}>" style="vertical-align:text-top;"></button><br /><input type="submit" value="<{$block.lang_search}>" /></form><{if $block.show_advanced}><a href="<{xoAppUrl search.php}>" title="<{$block.lang_advsearch}>"><{$block.lang_advsearch}></a><{/if}></div>")
document.write(" ")

Published: 2013/2/28 17:21 • Updated: 2013/2/28 17:21
very interesting.
I even didnt aware of such a API in chrome.
It would be a revolution in Mobile Aps.
thank you.
Published: 2013/3/2 20:44 • Updated: 2013/3/2 20:44