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Author Pant, Tanay, author.

Title Building a virtual assistant for Raspberry Pi : the practical guide for constructing a voice-controlled virtual assistant / Tanay Pant.

Publication Info. [United States] : Apress, 2016.
New York, NY : Distributed to the Book trade worldwide by Springer


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 95 pages) : color illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Technology in Action
Technology in action.
Note Includes index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed August 9, 2016).
Summary Build a voice-controlled virtual assistant using speech-to-text engines, text-to-speech engines, and conversation modules. This book shows you how to program the virtual assistant to gather data from the internet (weather data, data from Wikipedia, data mining); play music; and take notes. Each chapter covers building a mini project/module to make the virtual assistant better. You'll develop the software on Linux or OS X before transferring it to your Raspberry Pi, ready for deploying in your own home-automation or Internet of Things applications. Building a Virtual Assistant for Raspberry Pi walks you through various STTs and TTSs and the implementation of these components with the help of Python. After that you will start implementing logic for handling user queries and commands, so that the user can have conversations with Melissa. You will then work to improve logic handling to detect what the user wants Melissa to do. You will also work on building some useful applications/modules for Melissa, which will allow you to gain interesting information from Melissa such as the time, weather information, and data from Wikipedia. You will develop a music playing application as well as a note taking application for Melissa, laying the foundations for how Melissa can be further extended. Finally, you will learn how to deploy this software to your Raspberry Pi and how you can further scale Melissa to make her more intelligent, interactive and how you can use her in other projects such as home automation as well. What You'll Learn Design the workflow and discover the concepts of building a voice controlled assistant Develop modules for having conversations with the assistant Enable the assistant to retrieve information from the internet Build utilities like a music player and a note taking application for the virtual assistant Integrate this software with a Raspberry Pi Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who has built a home automation project with Raspberry Pi and now want to enhance it by making it voice-controlled. The book would also interest students from computer science or related disciplines.
Contents At a Glance; Contents; About the Author; About the Technical Reviewer; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introduction to Virtual Assistants; Commercial Virtual Assistants; Raspberry Pi; How a Virtual Assistant Works; Speech-to-Text Engine; Logic Engine; Text-to-Speech Engine; Setting Up Your Development Environment; Python 2.x; Python Package Index (PyPI); Version Control System (Git); PortAudio; PyAudio; Designing Melissa; Learning Methodology; Summary; Chapter 2: Understanding and Building an Application with STT and TTS; Speech-to-Text Engines; Freely Available STTs.
Installing SpeechRecognitionRecording Audio to a WAV File; Speech Recognition; Google STT; STT; IBM STT; AT & T STT; Melissa's Inception; Text-to-Speech Engine; OS X; Linux; Building the TTS Engine; Repeat What I Say; Integrating STT and TTS in Melissa; Version-Controlling Your Source Code; Obtaining the Code from GitHub; Summary; Chapter 3: Getting Your Hands Dirty: Conversation Module; Logic Engine Design; Making Melissa Responsive; Fixing Limitation 1; Fixing Limitation 2; Extending Functionality; What's the Time, Melissa?; Committing Changes; Summary.
Chapter 4: Using the Internet to Gather InformationHow's the Weather?; Define Artificial Intelligence!; Read Me Some Business News!; Text-Controlled Virtual Assistant; Selenium and Automation; Time to Sleep, Melissa!; Summary; Chapter 5: Developing a Music Player for Melissa; OS X Music Player; Linux Music Player; Module Workflow; Building the Music Module; Play Party Mix!; Summary; Chapter 6: Developing a Note-Taking Application; Design Workflow; Designing the Database; Inner Workings of the Virtual Assistant; Building the Note-Taking Module; Building a Note-Dictating Module; Exercises.
Offline Speech-to-Text (STT)Where Do I Use Melissa?; Drones; Humanoid Robots; House-Automation Systems; Burglar-Detection System; Summary; Index.
Subject Application software -- Development.
Intelligent personal assistants (Computer software)
Raspberry Pi (Computer)
COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- Personal Computers -- PCs.
Application software -- Development. (OCoLC)fst00811707
Intelligent personal assistants (Computer software) (OCoLC)fst01894140
Raspberry Pi (Computer) (OCoLC)fst01895174
Computer Science.
Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics).
Robotics and Automation.
Artificial intelligence.
Computer hardware.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Other Form: Printed edition: 9781484221662
ISBN 9781484221679 (electronic bk.)
1484221672 (electronic bk.)
9781484221662 (print)
1484221664 (print)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-1-4842-2167-9 doi
AU@ 000058580695
AU@ 000058595826
CHNEW 000885632
DEBBG BV043895201
UKMGB 019126999

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