jcontrol man page

jcontrol

jcontrol
— a sample module client written in C

Synopsis

jcontrol {hostname} [portnum]

Description

jcontrol is a simple console program to control julius running on other host via network API. It can send command to Julius, and receive messages from Julius.

When invoked, jcontrol tries to connect to Julius running in "module mode" on specified hostname. After connection established, jcontrol waits for user commands from standard input.

When user types a command to jcontrol, it will be interpreted and cor- responding API command will be sent to Julius. When a message is received from Julius, its content will be output to standard output.

For the details about the API, see the related documents.

Options

hostname

Host name where Julius is runnning in module mode.

portnum

port number (default: 10500)

Commands

jcontrol interprets commands from standard input. Below is a list of all commands.

Engine control

pause

Stop Julius and enter into paused status. In paused status, Julius will not run recognition even if speech input occurs. When this command is issued while recognition is running, Julius will stop after the recognition has been finished.

terminate

Same as pause, but discard the current speech input when received command in the middle of recognition process.

resume

Restart Julius that has been paused or terminated.

inputparam arg

Tell Julius how to deal with speech input in case grammar is changed just when recognition is running. Specify one: "TERMINATE", "PAUSE" or "WAIT".

version

Tell Julius to send version description string.

status

Tell Julius to send the system status (active / sleep)

Grammar handling

changegram prefix

Send a new grammar "prefix.dfa" and "prefix.dict", and tell julius to use it as a new grammar. All the current grammars used in the current process of Julius will be deleted and replaced to the specifed grammar.

addgram prefix

Send a new grammar "prefix.dfa" and "prefix.dict" and add it to the current grammar.

deletegram gramlist

Tell Julius to delete existing grammar. The grammar can be specified by either prefix name or number ID. The number ID can be determined from the message sent from Julius at each time grammar information has changed. When want to delete more than one grammar, specify all of them as comma-sparated.

deactivategram gramlist

Tell Julius to de-activate a specified grammar. The specified grammar will still be kept but will not be used for recognition.

The target grammar can be specified by either prefix name or number ID. The number ID can be determined from the message sent from Julius at each time grammar information has changed. When want to delete more than one grammar, specify all of them as comma-sparated.

activategram gramlist

Tell Julius to activate previously de-activated grammar. The target grammar can be specified by either prefix name or number ID. The number ID can be determined from the message sent from Julius at each time grammar information has changed. When want to delete more than one grammar, specify all of them as comma-sparated.

addword grammar_name_or_id dictfile

Add the recognition word entries in the specified dictfile to the specified grammar on current process.

syncgram

Force synchronize grammar status, like unix command "sync".

Process management

Julius-4 supports multi-model recognition nad multi decoding. In this case it is possible to control each recognition process, as defined by "-SR" option, from module client.

In multi decoding mode, the module client holds "current process", and the process commands and grammar related commands will be issued toward the current process.

listprocess

Tell Julius to send the list of existing recognition process.

currentprocess procname

Switch the current process to the process specified by the name.

shiftprocess

Rotate the current process. At each call the current process will be changed to the next one.

addprocess jconffile

Tell Julisu to load a new recognition process into engine. The argument jconffile should be a jconf file that contains only one set of LM options and one SR definition. Note that the file should be visible on the running Julius, since jcontrol only send the path name and Julius actually read the jconf file.

The new LM and SR process will have the name of the jconffile.

delprocess procname

Delete the specified recognition process from the engine.

deactivateprocess procname

Tell Julius to temporary stop the specified recognition process. The stopped process will not be executed for the input until activated again.

activateprocess procname

Tell Julius to activate the temporarily stopped process.

Examples

The dump messages from Julius are output to tty with prefix ">" appended to each line. Julius can be started in module mode like this:

jcontrolcan be launched with the host name:

It will then receive the outputs of Julius and output the raw message to standard out. Also, by inputting the commands above to the standard input of jcontrol, it will be sent to Julius. See manuals for the specification of module mode.

See Also

julius ( 1 )

License

The same as Julius.

Referenced By

julius(1).

10/02/2008