If you are using HTK still and has headaches with it, you have last chance to move to CMUSphinx! You can even take your models with you!
The htk2s3conv package which converts HTK model to SphinxTrain format has been landed in our VCS recently, check it out at
Don't forget to read the documentation!
Recently we wrote about one interesting project where sphinx4 was used in contemporary art installation. That's really enouraging that being very easy for art designer sphinx4 allows to create new virtual reality. Please consider another interesting one:
If you got interested, code and description is here.
Pocketsphinx is going to win on mobile platforms. Right now there is no alternative to using it because of performance, accuracy and flexibility. Using pretrained US English acoustic models one can get amazing results.
That was proved once again by amazing Nightingale Browser Project. Check this video how it works
If you like it, feel free to contribute to the project. Checkout source from Gitorious http://gitorious.org/nightingale, clone, send patches, report bugs!
And, to not make you confused. Pocketsphinx is not only for mobile. You can perfectly use it in desktop applications, even in large scalable application. It's accuracy is the best we can suggest you right now!
This is a bugfix release, addressing a number of important issues in the 0.6 release. Specifically:
Source code is available for download on SourceForge. Binary packages for Ubuntu will be updated shortly.