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What is the best speech recognition software out there?

by mirzahat / May 31, 2007 8:41 PM PDT

Hi,
What is the best speech recognition software out there?

Regards,
Mirza

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Even the best is so-so. Try..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 1, 2007 1:30 AM PDT

Get the package that comes with a microphone. That's a key element for the best performance.

Titles? ViaVoice and Dragon Dictate.

Bob

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?
by mirzahat / June 1, 2007 1:50 AM PDT

is this really the case that the mic is so cruical?

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Yes, it is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 1, 2007 1:52 AM PDT
In reply to: ?

I decline to open a debate about this given the fine articles out there.

Bob

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Little information
by PudgyOne / June 1, 2007 5:36 AM PDT
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E-Speaking
by Shiselster / June 8, 2007 2:45 PM PDT

try e-speaking at google. great software

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My experience with speech recognition software...
by StevenOracle / June 8, 2007 9:11 PM PDT

Over the last four years I have experimented with SR packages for: (1) Voice to text (V2T)dictation generating short documents such as emails and letters, (2) voice control (VC) of applications, (3) V2T dictation of longer documents, (4) V2T generation of technical documents involving mathematical symbols, equations, and blocks of equations. I have to say that the results were disapointing, until recently. Previously, VR features were just cute and geeky but of no long term usefulness. But, I kept trying, and now for applications 1 and 2, and sometimes 3 the latest generation of SR is a useful working tool for my content creation needs. Specifically, Windows Vista has a powerful SR capability, and for XP I have gotten good results with Dragon and e-naturally speaking. Good results require committment to do all of the training, and ... careful proofing. More on 4 later...

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dragon naturally speaking
by maggiedev / June 9, 2007 3:49 AM PDT

my daughters laptop is set up with dragon naturally speaking, the newest version. she is a total quadriplegic so cannot use a computer in the traditional sense of the word. every bit of research i did trying to find compatible software for her boiled down to dragon naturally speaking. you don't have to train it to recognize your voice anymore as in older versions. it is a life saver and helps create normal things in her changed life. if it works for her, it would work for anyone. i highly recommend it. in all fairness, i am not familiar with any other program.

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software for speech recognition
by duineog / June 10, 2007 12:19 AM PDT

I have been using Dragon software for a number of years now and I find its latest Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 to be absolutely brilliant. I very rarely have to make any corrections to my dictated script and even when it is necessary it is done very easily. I watched the video from youtube and it must have been about five years old. NaturallySpeaking 9 works brilliantly for me both in dictation and in control of the mouse. It is necessary to decide what you were going to say before you start speaking. If you mumble then the computer will you get confused.

I would be lost without it.

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voice recognition
by justusgod / June 12, 2007 5:18 AM PDT

that would be your gf

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voice recognition
by duineog / June 14, 2007 2:13 AM PDT
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I do not understand the last posting. " That is your gf"

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Dragon Isn't worth the price.
by warmlight / December 10, 2007 11:32 AM PST

Hello Mizat,

and sorry about your daughter's situation. I have had two versions of Dragon; Dragon 9. "preferred" my current. In all honesty, I can't bring myself to ever recommend this program. Unless you want to add to your daughter's frustration, please reconsider. Although you do have 30 days to return it. Also, you only receive one free tech support call, then after that NUANCE, the company that owns the rights, charged $19.95 per incident for phone calls and/or $9.95 for tech support via e-mail. Some bargain, huh?

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Another piece...
by demum / April 6, 2008 8:25 PM PDT

For Windows Mobile devices you can try www.personal-secretary.com
This is voice operated organizer. And yes, the performance depends on the quality of built-in microphone.

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Wave To Text - powerful English speech recognition software
by tlachta / July 22, 2009 7:59 PM PDT

A useful English speech recognition software 'Wave To Text v5.2'. Help you convert your voice to text in real-time, while the program's wizard enables you to convert your Windows Audio WAV files (speech recorded) offline.

http://www.111download.com/product/wave-to-text-v.html

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Dragon
by The_Architype / July 15, 2011 10:25 PM PDT

Everyone will have their own opinion, as of 2011 I would say that Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 is leading the competition of voice recognition.

www.dragonrecognition.com

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Dragon Naturally Speaking
by complexity0 / July 26, 2011 2:23 PM PDT
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I tried the windows one that is built into Vista/Xp, it's no good. I'd say dragon naturally speaking is the best one as well.

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Dragon
by SentinelPrime / July 26, 2011 2:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Dragon

Hey I just bought a copy off that site, a friend of mine had given me the link after he demonstrated how it worked on his desktop. It definitely got me hyped so I just had to get one too Laugh

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hey
by complexity0 / July 29, 2011 3:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Dragon

I've installed it on a few peoples computers and it's definitely great.

You should write a quick little review here after you play with it for a while.

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