We thought that utilizing voice and speech to control programs have a great potential to expand the world of computational science, giving more accessibility for the less fortunate.
What it does
It recognizes voice input from the user (despite a bit inaccurately), and it returns a simple, shortened result.
How we built it
We used Java with IntelliJ, the Sphinx library, and the Wolfram|Alpha Short Answers API.
Challenges we ran into
We were having trouble deciding on the final look of the GUI first, and during programming, we had trouble utilizing the Google Speech Recognition API - thus explaining the move from such API to Sphinx. We also experienced difficulty recording audio input from the user.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to use the Sphinx library properly.
What we learned
We learned practical usages of object-oriented programming.
What's next for VoiceCalc
We will further increase the accuracy of the voice recognition algorithm as provided by Sphinx.