Apologies if you've seen this before: a coworker posted it to the python and announce groups, but I never saw it come across on their mailing-list versions. So I'm mailing it to both.
Original msg, w/ HTML citation appended:
NatLink v001 by Joel Gould
I would like to announce the availability of a package which allows Python programs to use large vocabulary speech recognition by interfacing to Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
NatLink is a Python extension module which allows direct access and control of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is the best selling large vocabulary (i.e. dictation) speech recognition program commercially available.
NatLink requires that you already have a copy of Dragon NaturallySpeaking (sorry). It also only runs under Windows 95/98/NT (sorry again).
But with NatLink, you can:
(1) add speech recognition to your Python programs (2) control Dragon NaturallySpeaking from Python (3) write voice macros in Python for Dragon NaturallySpeaking
For more details, visit: http://www.synapseadaptive.com/joel/natlink.htm
Note: NatLink is not a product but a freely downloadable package.
Joel Gould firstname.lastname@example.org
<P><A HREF="http://www.synapseadaptive.com/joel/natlink.htm">NatLink v001</A> - speech recognition via Dragon NaturallySpeaking. (31-Jul-99)