This may be late but you need to put the sphinxbase.dll and s3decoder.dll files into your Perl\bin directory (i.e. the directory with the Perl executable) in order for the tutorial script "slave.pl" to execute properly.
I'm not sure if the script awaits for the user to use a microphone and speak or something else since the tutorial said it uses 'test data'. The tutorial itself was unclear as to what this 'test data' was.
--- (Edited on 5/30/2011 9:02 pm [GMT-0500] by Visitor) ---