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Quick Start Guide (PSP)

This article describes, how to perform setup of Speech Platform (i.e. Speech Engine component and Browser component) and start to use it.

Prerequisites

For further information we strongly recommend checking our training videos, especially “Introduction” and “Module 1”.

In order to setup Speech Platform (PSP) you need to download and successfully install first. For more details see Installation Guide (PSP) article.

Setup

Embedded SPE to Browser

If you wish to use Speech Platform in “Embedded SPE to Browser” setup, then it is very easy.

Just copy license.dat file into your PHONEXIA_ROOT and run script “run_browser.cmd” (on Windows) or “run_browser.sh” (on Linux).

You should see that Browser started, and you should see following welcome screen:

After first successful launch, you can create a shortcut of /BROWSER/PhxBrowser.exe to Desktop for your convenience.

Congratulation, you have started Phonexia Speech Platform successfully. We recommend checking article Browser Quick Start Guide here on Partner Portal and/or Browser manual.

Standalone SPE with Browser (recommended)

We strongly suggest watching “Introduction” and “MODULE 1: Getting started with Speech Engine” videos.

In this settings, speech engine and browser are running separately. Also, configuration and setting are done separately. When you want to turn Speech Platform down, you need to close both, the Browser and also SPE.

IMPORTANT: Always terminate SPE by sending Ctrl+C to its terminal window and wait for it to close itself. Other ways can lead to loss of data and temporary blocked license.

Step 1 – SPE setup

  1. copy license.dat to SPE directory
  2. On Windows: phxadmin.exe /configure-tech
    On Linux: ./phxadmin --configure-tech

    In this prompt you can select which technologies you want to use and don’t forget to save results. If you are not sure, you can enable them all with option 22. We advise also to check [SPE]/doc/INSTALL.html document, or technical training videos here on partner portal.
    After setting the technologies, you can optionally change other settings in “SPE/settings/phxspe.properties” file.

  3. start SPE
    On Windows run: phxspe.exe
    On Linux run: ./phxspe

Step 2 – Browser setup

  1. Copy license.dat also to BROWSER directory
  2. Start PhxBrowser.exe (on Windows) or PhxBrowser (on Linux)
  3. You should see following information. Click OK:
  4. In next dialog, untick “Enable Speech Engine on localhost” and click OK
  5. If you receive the following error message, click “No”:
  6. Now, right click into “Sources area” and click “Add new server”
  7. In next dialog fill information and press ok:

    Server Name: Friendly name, under which will this server appear in Sources pane in Browser.
    Network: Fill location of your server. If you are running server locally, use “127.0.0.1“, don’t use “localhost” as an address. The network name resolution queries may slow down processing. Address needs always to start with “http://”. Default port is 8600 (this can be changed in SPE/settings/phxspe.properties)
    Authentication: SPE has pre-configured user admin with password phonexia.
    Note: For security reasons we recommend to change password for “admin” user, or create your own administration account in SPE with your password.
  8. After that your server will appear in Sources panel. Click on it and you should see that technologies icons are now enabled.

    Now SPE will run even if you close Browser. You need to turn SPE off separately by sending Ctrl+C to its window.

 

Final note: The binary phxadmin2 | phxadmin2.exe  is production level BETA. We recommend to use only phxadmin | phxadmin.exe for production.

 

Congratulation, you have started Speech Platform successfully. We recommend checking article Browser Quick Start Guide here on Partner Portal and/or Browser manual. You might be also interested in How to install new language or technology model.