PlainTalk is the collective name for several speech synthesis (MacInTalk) and speech recognition technologies developed by Apple Inc.

In 1990, Apple invested a lot of work and money in speech recognition technology, hiring many respected researchers in the field. The result was "PlainTalk", released with the AV Quadras of 1993. It was made a standard system component in System 7.1.2, and has since been shipped on all PowerPC and even some 68K Macintoshes.


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